Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What A Wonderful Maker

I have been reading a book by Sally Clarkson called "The Mission of Motherhood". It has been a super read, and has offered many encouraging words for me lately. It is so hard sometimes to fully understand the importance of being "called" to motherhood. It can be such a stressful job, leaving us mom's feeling a little crazy at times...don't you think? How many times have I stopped and thought, "am I even making any kind of impact on these little lives??"...probably about a million times. But I am so very thankful, and it is only by God's Grace that I am able to savor these moments with the girls...even in the midst of the chaos. Praise the Lord that He is letting me try to navigate my way through this huge calling. Here are a few things from the book:

"...those same years when I thought I was accomplishing nothing - have had a lasting effect on almost every aspect of the rest of my child's life."

"I still hear my mothers voice in my heart as I face different situations. I still have a need for a cheerleader who believes in me when I have failed, who will pray for me in the stressful moments in life, lend me money when I need it, and help me through times of difficulty with wisdom and perspective. A mother's relationship with her child is one that will encompass a lifetime. How blessed is that child who has that anchor of strength and support."

"...saying yes to the Mission of Motherhood has certainly not meant giving up my ministry, to a great extent, it is my ministry."

Just thought I'd share in case anyone was looking for a good book!


Amber said...

I'm reading this right now too! It's taking me forever, just because I'm taking my time. I really like it though!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

My parents taught us from an early age we were their first ministry priority. That has impacted my whole life. I hope to pass that same assurance on to Nugget and any future children we have. I KNOW that your girls are benefiting from your commitment--you are an awesome mom!

Membership Required said...

Oh that sounds so good. i am going to check it out. It might be what I pass along to my mommy friends for Christmas gifts this year. Thanks. Also, no it isnt my anniversary that is in March and we will be married for six years then. Time sure has flown. Just a picture I randomly choose when selecting a wordless wednesday. ML
PS. we are going to a shower of someone who is having twin girls....what was the best gift you got for twins? Thought I would ask you since you have two sets. Grin.