What is Motherhood To Me?

Some days I wake up feeling like I’m in a Sci-fi movie. You know, when you end up in an alternate reality and everyone knows you but you don’t have any recollection of the life you’re living?

All I remember is, I was a determined 22 years old young woman with a life plan. I was moving away, I was on my way to be AWESOME! but between then and now…

I’m a jobless, divorced single mom.

How did that happen? 

WHEN did that happen? 

I looked at myself in the mirror and yelled: “You reckless idiot! You took over my life and ruined it.”

But then, through the tears and anger, I looked again and saw beauty, love, life wrapped up in the being of two gorgeous little girls.

I’m not married. I’m not the CTO of a Fortune 500 company. I haven’t invented any cutting-edge software. I didn’t get the “Engineer of year” award.

I’m a MOM.

I’m their mom

Two smart, beautiful, amazing little girls…

I’m their mom!

They are God’s love personified. They are the manifestation of restoration. 

They are Romans 8:28 at work.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him..”

Yes! That idiot in the mirror screwed up, made bad decisions, and really did try to ruin my life, BUT God worked it all out for good. 

He really did give BEAUTY for ashes! Not just one, but two beauties.

I get to be the mom of these two amazing little girls. I get to love and nurture them. I get to be a part of something bigger than myself. I get to be a part of God’s great plan for their lives.

They are my purpose. They are my talent. They gave me motherhood, and to me motherhood is more than my job, it’s my ministry! 

Happy Mother’s day!

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18 thoughts on “What is Motherhood To Me?

  1. you are fierce and beautiful because you're their mom. Being a mom is a hard job and you are doing it on your own that makes you a super hero.

  2. And a great mom you are! We all make mistakes and make decisions…I'm so happy to see that those decisions or mistakes or whatever you want to call them didn't ruin your fierce independence one bit 🙂

  3. I've been in the same shoes at one point.. Fast forward 11 years later – I have the MOST amazing kids ever!! I was empowered through my divorce and the outcome has been amazing. I have raised 2 beautiful kids that have become more than I ever envisioned. They are your #1 priority – they are your posterity. Love this!!

  4. You have such an inspiring story of both motherhood and grade! I think of Romans 5: 3-5 and immediately become encouraged– thanks for sharing a bit of your life with us. You're awesome!

  5. You have such an inspiring story! Thank you for sharing this with us– I think of Romans 5:3-5 and immediately become encouraged. You're awesome!

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