Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.
1 Thessalonians 2:7-8 NIV
Mothering is a wonderful, complicated, and often messy business of loving sacrifice and honoring duty. And it comes in many forms. The mom who gives gives up a flourishing career to stay home and raise kids, and it’s the mom who works tirelessly at her job while raising her family. It’s the daughter who nurtures her parents in their later years, passing up opportunities for pleasure and personal gain. And the mentor who raises up believers in faith, training them in the truths of God’s Word and how they apply to life. Its the mama of “bonus” children who became part of their lives through marriage. Many became mama to children they didn’t birth but chose to take them as their own flesh, and it is the birth mom who gave up her child to another for the sake of that baby. And it’s the mom whose heart longs to hold and nurture the child she has buried.
Today, let’s honor the best of our memories of our mothers and mentors who have laid down their lives to nurture us physically, financially, emotionally, and spiritually in different seasons of our lives. 🚦
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