It’s no picnic! For nine months, moms have the “joy” of morning sickness, uncomfortable sleep, extra weight, distorted body, unseen toes, strange tastes, disoriented emotions, and hours of labor. All this and so much more for the birth of their child!
Yet ask that same mother about her ordeal and as she looks into the eyes of the baby that she holds, she simply says: “It was worth it! I might even think about doing it again!”
Then, after coming home from the hospital, she attempts to recover from the delivery while providing round-the-clock care to her helpless infant. Nursing/feeding, changing, calming, walking/pacing, occupy most of her hours each day.
All of this to hear baby’s first word isn’t “mama.” Dad goes on with his life while mom looks in the mirror and sees what “life after delivery” looks like and the work to regain her body.
Funny thing is, kids grow up and with that process, more tasks and routines and challenges await mom: instructing, correcting, encouraging, consoling, feeding, bathing, protecting, transporting, scheduling, organizing, planning, schooling, etc.
Moms, thank you for your endless dedication to nurturing your children and pointing their heart to their Creator. Stay confident in this wise truth: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).