Thursday, September 10, 2009

Just Call Me Mom

Everybody has a passion for something. I'm passionate about a couple of things in my life. I'm passionate about God. The One who created me and changed me from the inside out. I'm passionate about being the best help meet that I possibly can to a man that deserves my up most respect. Don is a man full of integrity and lives the life that others just talk about. One of my greatest passions in life is being a mom.

Mom. A simple three letter word that has enough impact to bring real change that we so desperately cry out for. It's me, Sandra, known as "mom" to my children, that's raising up a generation of worldchangers that will shape the future of this nation.

Mom. A simple three letter word that doesn't have BA, MD, PhD or XYZ ect. behind it, but an occupation that existed before the alphabet letters were known. When I became a mom, the only formal education I had was from watching and listening to other moms. But when the alphabets are just a fading memory in my mind, my heart will still smile at the sound of the word "mom"

I encourage all women with children to embrace your calling as a mom. Rock those babys to sleep at night. Be patience with the toddler you're trying to potty train. Answer the "why?" questions because Little Man might have the solution to a cure for cancer. Help your kids find their identities in their tween years. Don't run from your teenagers and tell them you'll be back when their grown. Let them know that the changes that are taking place in their body is normal. Your boys need you to tell them that they are strong and it's okay to be masculine. Your girls need to hear from you that they are pretty and it's okay to be feminine.

Society may tell you that you have so much more to give than just being a mom. You need to tell them because your just a mom, society will have a future they can be proud of.


Berta said...

LOVED it, thanks

L.H. said...

Amen! Thanks for this!

Sisters Of Honor said...

Awesome. What a powerful word! Moms be proud.

Tasha said...

There are no words to express my gratitude for your post. lovely, awesome, great, just don't seem adequate enough. but I can say FINALLY someone has expressed my heart towards being a mother!!!!!! Be blessed

Proverbs 27:19 said...

Wow, thanks.


Proverbs 27:19 said...

I didn't know what to say at first, but it hit me after the last comment...Inspiring.

Admonishing, but in a loving and gentle way.



MOMSWEB said...

Amen!I didn't always embrace Motherhood, but I'm grateful for enlightenment!

Deanna said...

Dearest Sandra, This is a great post with much wisdom revealed in it.
Being a wife and mother are a ministry that many don't realize are important.
Thankful that you are a sweet example.
Shine on,

licia31 said...

I love your post. I'm not a mom yet (unless my cat counts), but I will remember your words of wisdom! God bless.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written.
Have a glorious Sunday :)

Anonymous said...

oh dear Sandra, what a beautiful post! I so love your blog. It is so full of warmth and Godly wisdom. I pray blessings over you and yours :)

love ya!

Well Watered Woman said...

I love this, it spoke to where my heart is at. I remember being in a church where everyone was caught up in titles and how upset they would get at my husband and I for not donning our ministerial titles. We preferred to just be US, Reggie and Tony and if you had to put a title to us brother or sister would do. Mom was my highest calling and you know what I'm still proudly wearing it today.

Mary at Civilla's Cyber Cafe said...

Wonderful post. Motherhood truly is the highest calling. Hope you are doing well. How's the new home going?

Deanna said...

Hello from HomeHaven!
Dear Sandra,
That pretty dish that caught your eye over on my blog is a small shallow dish that would make a great candy dish or trinket holder.

Once again, this post you've written is sweet!
God bless you and hope to hear from you more often,

Anonymous said...


I don't remember what blog I left to come here...BUT I am so glad I did. I have been bless reading your articles about family and the importance of being a follower of God's word, a wife and mom. My children are married with families of their own. I look back to all the mistakes I made with them that it breaks my heart! I wish I had someone like you around then to guide me in my life as a wife and mom. Thank you!


Jacqueline said...

As a black mom, I've often faced criticism from others about serving my family. And the fact that my husband is sole provider, I've been accused of being lazy and "relying upon a man". It made me very insecure to the point that I even struggled with being comfortable showing love to my daughter around other family members because of the comments and criticism. But hearing you speak this way, it gives me hope and confidence to be loving and kind to my husband and daughter, especially publicly. Who knows, it may help free another woman to embrace her feminine nature and express her love openly. Thanks!