Friday, May 6, 2011

Motherhood Should Come With...

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Motherhood should come with: A Mentor.

Someone that can continuously remind you that these moments too shall pass. The sleepless nights, baby acne, pacifier and diaper days; they will all eventually just disappear and all you will have left are memories.

She would remind you that even though the days seem oh-so-long, the years really are very short. Her prayers would lift you up. She would tell you that it's OK to look forward to nap time.

When your children have run full throttle all day long and the only thing you got accomplished in school was one measly reading lesson, she would bring you wine and chocolate and say, "well done."

If motherhood came with a mentor, she would remind you that nobody else that could do your job better because He chose YOU for those children.

(Today I am linking up with The Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday's)

24 comments:

  1. Amen! Amen, I kind of had the same thought!

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  2. I'll let the amen sound again - AMEN! A mentor is exactly what every mother needs. Along with that (maybe constant?) reminder that He chose you for your children. So you must have what it takes, because He doesn't make any mistakes! Thanks for your words of wisdom. Happy Friday!

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  3. I lived for nap time when the kids were little. That, and bedtime (smile).

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  4. Absolutely! Loved this. Yes, yes, yes. And the part about it being ok to looking forward to nap time, I used to feel so guilty about that. God set up the idea of mentoring and mothers most definitely need someone in their corner. I'm your latest follower.

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  5. Thank you babe! I always love to see your comments on here! I need a shirt that says, "My husband ROCKS!"

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  6. LOL, my day yesterday was a hard one. I SO looked forward to bedtime and then felt guilty. The negative #badmommy thoughts started plaguing me. Its nice to see that I'm not alone and it really is OK.

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  7. I agree wholeheartedly!! I hope and pray to find that person in my life!

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  8. Thank you Cheryl for following. I vote we all be one another's mentors :)

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  9. Lovely. Thanks so much. I touched on some of these same ideas and am grateful to have had several mentors along the road of mothering, most especially my two moms - my own and my husband's.

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  10. I would go with the chocolate :) I love your posts

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  11. So true! I DO NOT feel guilty for looking forward to naptime LOL but I do remind myself those sleepless nights will pass someday!

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  12. This is beautiful and encouraging. I remind myself of that truth in your last line often, especially when I'm feeling like a terrible failure of a mother. Very nice five minute post!

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  13. I so agree that a mentor should automatically come with the "mom package!" Beautiful post and SO true that He chose us for the roles we have as moms.

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  14. Hey Sister, whenever that time comes for me, I'll probably be calling you up for some of that wine and chocolate encouragement. ;-)

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  15. Thank you! Its so hard to remember at times that He picked us. Why is it that we, as mothers carry around such guilt? I'm learning as I meet other women that I am not alone and this has been very encouraging!

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  16. I love seeing your comments sweet girl, they always make me smile. :)

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  17. I think back to what I read of the "olden days" when multi-generations lived closer together and could actually mentor each other more readily. There is something to be said for simpler times...


    Praying you have a "normal" Mother's Day this year with no tragedies. I loved your post of Mother's Day from the past few years. :-)

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  18. This is so beautiful! We all need to hear these things- to speak them to each other.

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