I honor myself not just this Mother’s Day, but everyday, because I mother.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, we at Kate would like to honor all mothers by dedicating this truly powerful video with words from Lisa Jo-Baker, blogger and author of the book, Surprised By Motherhood. There has been a lot of tribute videos made for mothers, but this video is the one which truly resonated with us for we believe, as the video narrates, there is nothing ordinary about being a mother. We mothers are truly MIGHTY human beings, strong and formidable as any warrior going into battle.
Here are the beautiful words from the video, based on a blog post by Lisa Jo-Baker. Let it be your mantra.
There are those who say that this is ordinary. But don’t let that fool you. “Mother” will always be the bravest, least ordinary, most difficult and utterly challenging career that anyone ever hopes to lay claim to.
While others might hear, “diaper-changer, food-maker, car-pooler, bottle-washer, laundry-doer, sweat pants-wearer, life-on-hold” wanna be doing anything else woman, the Truth, whether it feels like it some days or not, is that you are in fact a shelter from the storm.
You are a Cape of Good Hope.
You are a warrior who will battle for your children’s hearts, souls, attention, innocence, education and memories.
Go to battle my friends. This is your time.
We will hold strong on either side of you. We will pray over those bottles, through the dark watches of the night, when doubt comes and children break, when adults fail them, when they push and push as hard against us as that day we delivered them into the world we. will. not. be broken.
We may ache and see cracks tear through our hearts, but we will get up again tomorrow and load the clothes and the words that need to be said. Again and again and again.
And when the world tries to claw at them, to break them, to smash the beauty in them, may our walls hold true. May the lessons we’ve told, the truths we’ve lived, the life we’ve spoken into them come back easily, predictably, with wash and repeat ease.
Kingdom business. Jesus work. This shaping of souls. This raising tiny humans.
There are those that say that this is ordinary. Don’t buy that for a second.
MIGHTY. YOU ARE MIGHTY, BECAUSE YOU MOTHER.
Photo: screenshot from the video
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