From the time I was a young mother, my mission for motherhood was deeply implanted in my spirit. I can remember telling a neighbor who was a good friend my viewpoint on this huge task ahead of me. Motherhood is the most important job a woman will ever have; for not only is the child's life impacted by what you do or don't do, but every other person with whom you child will have contact with throughout their life. It will impact our home, our neighborhood, their school, their friends, their employers, their future spouse as well as any future children. If we do the job as the Lord intended us to, hopefully their lives will be filled with His love and grace. If we fail, their lives could negatively impact generations to come.
Now, that isn't to say that sometimes somewhere along the line children make wrong choices and live lives that are difficult to behold; but I truly believe this is the highest calling a woman can have.
I recently read a quote by Sally Clarkson on Touching Your Child's Heart and my thoughts resounded in it.
"The mission of motherhood is strategic in providing the next generation with wholehearted, emotionally healthy, and spiritually alive adults. It is not simply a lifestyle choice. It is a divine calling that will indeed affect eternity."
-- From "The Mission of Motherhood - Touching Your Child's Heart for Eternity" by Sally Clarkson.
Just because my daughters are grown does not mean my job is necessarily over, and my joy is that I get to watch as my daughter's take the torch and rear their children in the Lord.
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