Motherhood is the weirdest, wildest, most challenging, but happiest ride I’ve ever been on.

 

When someone affirms this, or speaks to my heart.  It lifts me up and fills my heart with happiness.
This article spoke to my heart.
Favorite quotes to entice you:
“Christian mothers carry their children in hostile territory. When you are in public with them, you are standing with, and defending, the objects of cultural dislike. You are publicly testifying that you value what God values, and that you refuse to value what the world values. You stand with the defenseless and in front of the needy. You represent everything that our culture hates, because you represent laying down your life for another—and laying down your life for another represents the gospel.”
“Children know the difference between a mother who is saving face to a stranger and a mother who defends their life and their worth with her smile, her love, and her absolute loyalty.”

“Live the gospel in the things that no one sees. Sacrifice for your children in places that only they will know about. {…} If you tell them the gospel, but live to yourself, they will never believe it. Give your life for theirs every day, joyfully.”

Being a mother IS a mission field, a picture of Love, a deep and sweet calling.

My favorite thing about being a mom is watching MG do things that she has never been taught but has simply observed: talking on her made-up telephones, putting on make-up, dusting with rags, changing her baby’s diaper.  Each one is so little, but brings me so much joy because it reminds me that I am making a difference in her life.

That’s my favorite things about being a mom, what’s yours?

 

6 Comments on Happy October: Day 9

  1. tricia
    October 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm (5 years ago)

    Excited to read it! Being a mother is amazing isn't it?! The most important job I'll ever do. Challenging yet ever so rewarding!! You are such a wonderful Mom, Kate ; MG is so lucky to have you!

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  2. tricia
    October 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm (5 years ago)

    Excited to read it! Being a mother is amazing isn't it?! The most important job I'll ever do. Challenging yet ever so rewarding!! You are such a wonderful Mom, Kate ; MG is so lucky to have you!

    Reply
  3. Amy S.
    October 25, 2012 at 7:06 pm (5 years ago)

    I agree with you. It AMAZES me how much Landon learns without anyone teaching him! It's so much fun to watch them grow into little people! 🙂

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  4. Amy S.
    October 25, 2012 at 7:06 pm (5 years ago)

    I agree with you. It AMAZES me how much Landon learns without anyone teaching him! It's so much fun to watch them grow into little people! 🙂

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  5. Kacia
    October 29, 2012 at 12:01 am (5 years ago)

    I love this article! And I love catching up on your 31 day series so far!

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  6. Kacia
    October 29, 2012 at 12:01 am (5 years ago)

    I love this article! And I love catching up on your 31 day series so far!

    Reply

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