Mothers, what you do matters. SO much.
It doesn’t always feel like it.
But it’s true.
If you’ve ever felt like your work as a mother goes unseen and unnoticed, you need to read this post: For the stay-home mum who feels invisible. Trust me. I’ll wait right here till you get back.
Most days of the year, let’s be honest, you may feel like no-one particularly notices or appreciates what you do. That’s why today is so special. It’s a day to honour mums. It’s a day to recognise the incredible value in what you do. The goodness and worthwhileness and beauty and yes, hard slog and sacrifice, in this work you’ve been called to.
Because we’d do it all over again, wouldn’t we?
No matter how much it costs us.
No matter how vulnerable it feels to watch our beating heart go walking around outside of our body when we would give anything to protect our kids.
No matter that we’re called upon daily, hourly, to die to ourselves and our own selfishness.
No matter that we’ll need to draw on deeper wells of strength and courage and character than we ever knew we possessed… to laugh when we feel like crying… to keep on giving when it feels there’s nothing left to give… to endure beyond what we thought possible… and still to hold resounding hope for the future.
We would do it all a thousand times over for the privilege and utter joy of being called… mum.
“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in any field, since the payment is pure love.”
– Mildred B. Vermont
Tell me… what are your favourite childhood memories of your mother? How has being a mother changed your life – both in ways you expected, and ways you didn’t?