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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Everyday is your day...

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love. ~
Mildred B Vermont
I find this quote an interesting one because I've never seen a "part-time" mother. Whether you're a work-away-from home, work-from-home or stay-at-home mom, nothing can change the fact that you're a mother all the time. I remember being on a trip sometime ago and when I called home, one of my children needed help with homework. As God will have it, I was able help "across the miles" - one example of what I mean...

The bottom line is: All mothers are working mothers. ~ Author Unknown

I also like these 2 quotes - they are like 2 sides of a coin for me:

Side 1:
Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~ T. DeWitt Talmage

Side 2:
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
~ Abraham Lincoln

The point here is as a mother as the custodian of your children's hurts and happiness, challenges and conquests and every other thing, we must be praying mothers...because prayers always get to the root of the matter. Robert Brault put children's expectation of mothers very well: If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. Our children should be able to say that confidently and continuously.

That quote feels like a challenge for me especially since Marion C. Garretty put it differently: Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. Obviously, I need to pray to "empower" my children to do the impossible - with God on their side.
"Everything is possible with God" (Mark 10:27b - NLT)

This seems like a great place to stop and wish us all:

Make Motherhood a great experience for yourself - not just today or whichever day "Mother's Day" falls/fell on where you live. Enjoy everyday as it comes because like I've said before and will continue to say: 
Everyday is "Mother's day".

Whether their feet are still in your hands or not, they will always be in your heart - which means they are with you wherever you are. 
Sophia Loren put it succinctly: When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.

So thinking about the first quote, I'd rather say:
"being a mother is one of the highest paying jobs"
- the only other job that tops this is being a soul-winner - which every Christian (mother or not) should be too - because "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise." (Prov 11:30 - NKJV) and "Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever." (Dan12:3 - NLT) 

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