I recently heard a mother say that she needed a job, other than that of mothering, so that she could use her brain! I was completely and totally offended by that!! What part of mothering doesn’t take a brain??? It is so sad to see women think so lightly of the most important job in the world. A mother IS a world changer! Whether you school your children at home or not, you use your brain!! Motherhood has it’s seasons (just like everything else in life). There is a season of rocking, nursing/feeding, and changing. And even in those days you use your brain albeit it is sleep deprived! A mom is the smartest person in the world!! She can read minds! She knows her children like she knows the back of her hand. She knows what they need to thrive and succeed and she does her darnedest to make it happen! A mother knows when to talk and when to listen. A mother is also smart enough to be able to say, “I don’t know! But we’ll find out!”
A mother who is “over qualified” for the job….ridiculous! A mother who doesn’t use her brain…..how absurd! Be confident in who you are!
the toys up off the floor,
I noticed a small hand print
on the wall beside the door.
that I’d seen most every day,
but this time when I saw it there,
I wanted it to stay.
I knew it wouldn’t last,
for every mother knows
her children grow up way too fast.
and held my children tight.
I sang to them sweet lullabies
and rocked into the night.
all those things that seem so small.
Like one of God’s great treasures….
A small hand print on the wall.