Tomorrow, May 8th, is mother's day, so I thought I would post a few links to some articles on moms/motherhood. I hope you will read them and be encouraged. I know that for many mother's day is a painful day so I included a couple articles about that also.
Moms, Your Secret Sacrifices Matter: Parenting has long been a practice that demanded unseen sacrifice. Who remembers all the times their parents changed their diapers, got up with them in the middle of the night, comforted hurts, cared for injuries? How many meals does a mother cook for her family throughout their lives? How many of the kind words and thoughtful conversations given from loving parents get logged permanently in a child’s memory bank?
10 Things You Should Know About Motherhood: You’ve probably heard the phrase, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” Mothers know that this isn’t true; raising children to the glory of God isalways more than we can handle. We teach our children to sing, “We are weak, but he is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me,” and we live out those truths. Our sufficiency comes from Christ, through his gospel, to the praise of his glorious grace. A mother’s prayerful reliance on Christ shows the world that he is the one who is doing the work, so he gets the glory (not us). Is Mother's Day Hard For You?: Mother’s Day is this weekend, and while celebratory for many, it can be a terribly lonely day for us whose moms have died or who connect it with another deep hurt.
When Mother's Day Brings Up Difficult Memories: Sometimes we’re clueless about what’s good for us. We may, for instance, resist saving money when we think we have too little or refrain from exercising when we feel tired. But spending every last penny or making a habit of surrendering ourselves to the couch doesn’t usually produce positive results. Similarly, we can be tempted to spin a little cocoon around ourselves whenever we become depressed, anxious, or sad. Though it’s good to examine the issues that are troubling us, we can’t allow them to suck us into a whirlpool of self-concern.