Advertisement

Mom's Love


As mothers, we experience so much and are responsible for even more. It helps to reflect on our connections to this thing called motherhood and examine how, by loving ourselves, we can love our children better.

I heard my doctor say for the first time, “It’s true. You are going to be a mommy.” With every little kick and stretch, I wondered, “Are you an Alison or a Michael?”

I held you in my arms for the very first time…and fell more in love. I loved you through nighttime feedings, squirmy baths, and congested days of Vicks VapoRub.

I sat through the theatre lessons, the soccer practices, and the yucky faces as you ate one pea (just one!).  

With open arms to comfort you, kisses goodnight, and our nighttime rituals, you grew, and grew, and grew from an awkward caterpillar finding your way into a beautiful butterfly whose social life left Mom’s arms emptier than before. 

I lose myself as I become the gooey highchair cleaner, schedule timekeeper, head household chef, and bill payer. Anxiety hits when science fair projects are due, tuition is due, and Mom comes down with the flu.  

Dear Moms,

We try to do it all, and reality hits. We are not perfect, yet our children love us anyway. God loves us always and wants us to take time to rest, and to love ourselves. Let the laundry slide, order take out for the family, soak in a long bubble bath (with the door closed), or sign up for an art class. Moms, do what you love so that you can love what you do. Forgive yourself when you feel like a mom-flop, and claim God’s grace everyday. God wants the best for you and that means loving you–the crazy, wonderful, exhausted, God-rocking woman who loves herself–every curve, laugh line, and cake-ball pound. Children need to see that Moms love themselves, too!

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

–Matthew 11:28  ■

Be the first to review this item!


Bookmark this

24 Apr 2017


By Rev. Becky Poor

Recent Articles more articles

Primary, Urgent, or Emergency Care? When and How to Make the Call

in Health and Wellness

When should you make an appointment with your doctor? How “urgent” is urgent care? Is it time to go to the emergency room?

No More Gifts! Experiences Please!

in Holidays, Things To Do

During the holiday season, it’s so easy to get wrapped up in the quest to give the “ultimate gifts” for Christmas.

Anxiety and its Effect on Children

in Health and Wellness

Adulting is hard–there’s work, laundry, home repairs, bills, a waning social life, and everything that goes along with having children. On top of that, we are living in a dangerous world that can cause fear and worry. It’s no surprise that parents th

Featured Listings more listings

St. Theresa Middle

St. Theresa Middle

in Private Schools

The mission of St. John Primary and St. Theresa Middle Catholic schools is to serve one another through Catholic values as we strive for spiritual growth and academic excellence.

St. Michael the Archangel High School

in Private Schools

St. Michael High School is co-educational, grades 9-12, for students who are seeking a comprehensive, college preparatory, Catholic education. SMHS promotes rigorous academics and celebrates participation and successes in all areas of student life.

Southland Christian Academy

in Private Schools

Southland Christian Academy (SCA) is a State-approved school by the State of Louisiana. Our students are young people who come to us from all around our community. Discover the difference a quality Christian education can make!

Advertisement
Newsletter