So God Made A Mother

 

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Dedicated to our Mothers and their Mothers before them.

 

 

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And on the 6th day, God looked down on Adam in his planned paradise and said, “I need a nurturer.” So God made a mother.

God said, “I need someone who feels deeply and loves fiercely, whose tears flow just as abundantly as their laughter, whose heart is as warm as their ability to guide and set limits is strong. I need someone whose influence on those that they nurture is eternal.” So God made a mother.

God said “I need someone who can hear a sneeze through closed doors, in the middle of the night, 3 bedrooms away while daddy snores next to her, who could kiss the ‘boo boos’, scare away the monsters under the bed, clean up the middle-of-the-night accidents, and live off of 4 hours of interrupted sleep. So God made a Mother.

God said, “ I need someone who can ride the roller-coaster of anxiety, hope, fear, and pride with an outward appearance of calm assurance as she sends her child off to his first day of school. I need someone who will buy the school supplies, drive for the field trips, help study for the history tests, fill out the permission forms, clap from the back row of the spring musical, and help coach a sport she’s never played. I need someone to teach a child to tie her shoes, make new friends, handle disappointments, shop for a prom dress, and drive a stick shift. And when that child is 18, I need someone to ride that roller coaster of anxiety, hope, fear, and pride again as she sends her child away to college with the same calm confident outside exterior. So God made a mother.

God said, “I need someone who is willing to jump in a car and drive children to school, soccer games, and piano lessons on a daily basis. I need someone who can run to the grocery store twice in a day, because someone forgot to add something to the list. I need someone who can take the animals to the vet, drop off the dry cleaning and pick up prescriptions and still make sure dinner in on the table for the family to eat. So God created a Mother.

“Somebody who realizes that children need to be allowed to grow, gain confidence in themselves and be encouraged to be independent individuals and accept the path they choose. Somebody who realizes that their job is one where the better they are the more surely they won’t be needed in the long run. “

“Somebody whose breath will be taken away when they visit their first newborn grandchild in the hospital and their daughter looks at them with loving eyes and says “I hope I can be the kind of mom you are, mom”” So God made a mother.

 

*Inspired by Paul Harvey’s 1978 ‘So God Made a Farmer’ Speech – Ram Trucks Super Bowl ad.

Authored and created by the Imperfect Women Team

 

 

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Comments

  1. shawn says

    So Lovely…Brought tears to my eyes. I miss my mom terribly, but I know that she watches over all of us.

    Happy Early Mother’s Day!!

  2. Jen says

    Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms, Step-moms and every other kind of “mom” out there!

    (p.s. it came out beautifully!)

  3. snickers says

    What a touching post. My Mother is still alive, but some days she doesn’t know us. We are remembering all the things she did and gave up to raise her family.

    Happy Mother’s Day to Everyone.

  4. Kathy Penney @sparkles and a stove says

    Beautiful post! Such a roller coaster and a blessing. Happy Mothers Day!

  5. Kathy Atkins says

    Thank you for putting these truths into words and adding the beautiful photos. I got as far as ‘clap from the back row of the spring musical’ before the tears came. My mom was shy and it was hard for her to show up at school events so she was probably in the back row, hoping not to be noticed, but she was there. And Pam, my maiden name was Valdovinos. I love your writing.

  6. Sue H. says

    We used to listen to Paul Harvey while eating a hot breakfast cooked by our mom every morning before school. I love Paul Harvey and particularly this piece because of his tribute to mothers.

  7. Lily@IW says

    That was so sweet.
    Great job!

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Ours was very nice and the weather cooperated and gave us a beautiful day.

  8. Bailey Dexter says

    What a great read, I enjoyed the part (God said “I need someone who can hear a sneeze through closed doors, in the middle of the night, 3 bedrooms away while daddy snores next to her) How true this is!We as mothers just seem to know.

  9. Ronald G says

    Though this is a very beautiful tribute is can not possibly cover the myriad of things a mother is called to do during the upbringing of children and the nurturing of the whole family

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