As a mom, I feel a bit silly writing something about motherhood on Mother’s Day, but please indulge me. I love being a mother. I don’t think I’ve managed to do much else worthwhile with my life, but being a mom is truly the most wonderful and meaningful thing I’ve ever done.
I am a “SAHM”, or “stay-at-home-mom”, and I am so grateful for that privelege and blessing. I am especially grateful for my amazing husband, who makes that possible and supports me in that calling. We are a dying breed, us SAHMs, but I think we are as important as ever. Nobody knows my children like I do, and nobody can love them like me. No school, no teacher, no ‘caregiver’ can ever measure up to a Mother.
Now, I’m not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination! (Just ask my kids). But, thankfully, Jesus left the Church a role model and mother than we can all look to for encouragement and hope: His own Mother. I am relatively certain that I will never have to suffer the horrors that the Mother of God endured faithfully. Just knowing that there was a real, live, mother who went through the things she went through, and still remained faithful, gives me so much hope and motivation! And it makes it seem quite trivial when the kids don’t want to make their beds or do their history or physics homework.
So yeah, I love being a mom, and I am so grateful that I have gotten to do it full time. I wouldn’t trade it for all the money and prestige or “freedon” in the world!