A Mother’s Heart

 

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Last night we were under torrential downpours with lightening strikes all around us and a tornado watch in effect.  Both our sons had not yet returned home for the night, but my husband and I went to bed, saying prayers for their safe return while keeping one ear open, as all parents do, when awaiting their kid’s return.

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Mother and fawn taken in Colorado Rockies

I think of my own mother, how on earth she survived raising five children, and how many nights she and my father must have prayed as they waited for their children to return home each night.

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My mom was not only a terrific mom, she was also my confidant and friend….sticking with me through thick and thin….cheering me on, encouraging me when down, and always believing in me no matter what.

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Mother northern cardinal feeding young

She was and still is a source of inspiration to myself and so many.  One of her greatest accomplishments, which still amazes me, was earning her nursing degree while raising five children.  I can still see her in my mind’s eye sitting at the table doing her homework after we finished dinner, which she had also prepared.

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Mother wood duck leading her young about the creek

Now that I have raised two sons myself, I am even more amazed at her accomplishments and am not sure which is more amazing, earning the degree or raising five children….probably the latter!

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Spectacled bear with cub, part of an effort to prevent their extinction

Eventually our first son came in with a few friends in tow, an hour later our oldest son safely returned home as well.  Both stopped in to give us big hugs before heading off to their own beds, and my mother’s heart could rest peacefully knowing my beloved treasures were back safe and sound, and all was right in my little world.

 

Happy Mother’s Day to my fellow mothers!

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 Until next time,

∼ Jen

Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. Proverbs 14:1

11 Replies to “A Mother’s Heart”

  1. What a lovely Mother’s Day message Jen, and a great tribute to your mum. One of the great women who was an inspiration to many mums was Susanna Wesley. All our mums are amazing women showing Gods heart of self sacrifice 😊

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  2. I agree on both points. We never truly go to sleep until we know our children are safely home, no matter how old they are. And I don’t think we can truly appreciate what our mothers did for us until we become mothers ourselves. My mom also raise five kids: me, my two sisters and two cousins. Once I had my two kids, I wondered how on the world she managed that while also getting her Master’s Degree in Education!
    Happy Mother’s Day, and thanks for a terrific post!

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