I have had 22 years of being a mom. This afternoon my son called as he is rolling away in his red car to travel back home after four years of college in Florida. We chit chatted about his life and this next season for him. He embraced me as a mother and said that my gift is mothering. He rolled out years of being his mother as a blessing to the development of his life.
My gift is mothering? Really? This is a hard job. Many challenges to sort out each day. Much giving up of one's self on a moment to moment basis. Many of you who read this know exactly what I am talking about. I think being a mother is a gift we give our children when we intentionally seek out how to do this job well. Most would say it is completely on the job training. Then after a few more kids you get the hang of systems and routines that work, and the results are favorable.
We all have special things that we shine at. And then there are things we stink at. For example my friends are ALWAYS surprised when I tell them I stink at scrap booking, and I stink at floral arranging. Being industrious and creative it is hard for me to make this information public. I was an interior designer for years, and crafty is my middle name, but those two things have haunted me and I have tried to be good at those things but sadly am not. Mothering....now that is something I love, and when my son used the word "gift" i had to think about that.
A gift, something we are really good at is usually a God given gift. I never really had formal designer school training, My gift with color, balance, and coordinating stuff comes easy and I have been told it's a gift. I believe that. Is mothering a gift too? Yes, it is just that. As women that curse of a monthly visitor reminds us that we are born to breed and mother children. Many postpone that stage of life, some jump in early as a mother, but the reality is that God designed us to mother. It's not a lottery of what women might be born with a reproductive system. Sadly some have had the loss of a baby, or have not been able to have a baby and long to do so. For those my heart is sad.
Happy Mother 's Day to each and every mother, mother to be, and mother of an angel baby. It is a gift as my son has said and I am blessed every single day to be mother to my children. It is an amazing gift that God had given to us. Blessings.