What is Motherhood To Me?

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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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17 comments

  1. I love that God gives us second chances. Also that he allows to be a mom.

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  2. Love this! And it is so true. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. We are really blessed to be able to take care of these little lives.

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  4. We're often harder on ourselves than necessary. We have the inner strength to move forward and achieve whatever we manifest.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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 :)

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  7. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  8. God is amazing and uses every story for bettering his kingdom. Your girls sound like they have an amazing mother and role model.

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  9. Beautiful pictures! I love your attitude and determination to be the best mom you can be to those special girls! With God's help, you will succeed!

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  10. There is nothing as rewarding as being a mom. It makes every day just a little brighter.

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  11. I love this. Motherhood is a blessing. It is the most rewarding job in the world!

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  12. 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!!

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  13. Motherhood is truly a blessing! I love that you're able to see the blessings despite what you've been through. #BLM

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  14. My favorite thing in life is being a Mom. You hang in there. Love your tenacity and faith.

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  15. 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!

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  16. 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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