Your love and care for your children won’t go unrewarded. Every diaper changed, every spill cleaned up, every meal prepared, every lesson taught, every mistake forgiven, every tear shed, every word of encouragement given, every hug, every kiss, every bit of sacrifice, every prayer-all of these are helping to make them children that you can be proud of.
Although they may not always say so or act like it, they’re proud to have a mother like you. They don’t understand how you can keep loving them when they feel they least deserve it, but they want it and appreciate it and know they need it.
Raising a child is like painting a masterpiece. As the painter applies layer upon layer to her canvas, day by day you shape the life of your little one.
The artist doesn’t begin with the smallest details, but uses broad strokes to map the basic shapes of her painting. Then, with patience and great care, she adds new tones and a little more detail each day, until finally she can step back and admire her handiwork-a finished product she can be proud of.
So it is for mothers: Patiently and with tender loving care, mothers help transform little children into mature men and women.
One day you will step back and admire your work of art. Others will never fully understand or appreciate the years of hard work and loving care it took to produce your masterpiece, but you will know that it was worth it all!
Old-fashioned motherhood never goes out of style because it’s all about love. Mothers are the embodiment of love and care and tenderness-love that even the tiniest baby can feel and respond to.
So if you think you’re missing out or living in the past because you’re stuck at home “just” caring for a baby or raising children when you could be pursuing a career, think again. Love is the best thing in life! It’s the most important lesson anyone can ever learn and the greatest gift anyone can ever receive-and mothers teach it and give it like no one else. Life would go on fine without many things, but not without mothers. Old-fashioned motherhood is here to stay!
Courtesy of "From Jesus with Love - for Her" by Aurora Productions. Used with permission.