A Woman’s Role on Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day





There is nothing quite like a mother’s love.

You’ve heard it said, “A mother holds her child’s hand for such a short time, but holds their hearts forever.” 

When my child was two and actively climbing every dangerous surface he could find, I sometimes couldn’t fathom the shortness of time. And when middle school and friends and girls and learning to drive and high school and sports and parties came, I sometimes couldn’t fathom the shortness of time. But it is, I can now say. Short. Too short. Not enough time. Can we do it all again?

And I then consider my mom. How gracefully she carried on as each of us left the nest. How patient and kind… and wise she was… and is.

Someday, I hope, I can be just like her.

I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honoured name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.
— Christina Rossetti

On Thursday, I received an email from Debbie Macomber, along with the countless thousands on her email list. A woman I admire, a prolific writer, inspirational speaker, and mother. Few can pen words and thoughts like she.

Debbie Macomber — “Those May flowers arrived just in time for Mother’s Day. My mother has been gone twelve years and even now I think of her every single day. I remember one year for Mother’s Day I bought her a card that said, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, I am my mother after all.” Inside I wrote, “I should be so lucky.” We all carry a part of our mother’s with us, don’t we? Mine was a gem, beautiful inside and out. One of the nicest compliments I’ve ever gotten was from a family friend a year or so ago who looked at me and commented how much I looked like my mother. Really, I should be so lucky. How very blessed I am to have been her daughter. Celebrate mothers, my friends.”

I am so fortunate to have a mom who has been an incredible role model, in every area of my life. She is a wealth of resource, wisdom, and experience. A cheerleader for every new adventure, an encourager, and inspirer. She is a woman I can model myself after and hope to someday emulate. I’m so incredibly blessed to have her in my life and to be one of my dearest friends.

A Woman’s Role

As the role of women is hotly debated in every media outlet, on the streets of our largest cities, in churches, classrooms, groups and even conversations among friends, I asked those closest to me to weigh in.

These are women I admire, and women in different stages of life.

My mom is a woman with three grown children, all with families of their own. Michelle has two grown daughters, just embarking on their journies of life. Emily is a super mom with small children and incredibly active in their lives, schools, and church. She also holds a master’s degree in education. Sweet Maria is a wonderful young woman just setting out. A leader at university and among all her friends. A natural nourisher, devoted friend, and an amazing artist. She will move overseas this summer to teach art with her husband at a boarding school.

I’ve asked them what being a mother or a woman of today means to them.

Here are their responses.

What Does Being a Mother/Woman Mean to You?

Marjorie Randall
Being a mother and a grandmother means the world to me. I love every moment of it. Being a mom to me is a lifetime commitment, regardless of what happens in their life, they will be loved. They can’t do anything to lose my love for them. I think the most important thing, other than knowing you love them, is to give your children time each day, individually, to have your undivided attention. Showing gentleness and tenderness is a very important part of mothering. Praising them and being on their team, and them knowing they can count on you, is the essence of motherhood.

Wife, mother of 3, grandmother of 5

Michelle Green
I believe as women we must accept/embrace the unique design both physically and emotionally that God has blessed us each with. That gives us the confidence to be who God created us to be. As a mother, we must desire wisdom which can only come from God. Proverbs 24 says “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.”

Wife, mother of 2 grown daughters

Emily Randall
What does it mean to be a mom today? It means taking care of your family’s needs. A mom today has to be extremely flexible and aware. Does your family need quiet time? Does someone need nurturing? Encouragement? Instruction? Being tuned in will help you adjust so you can help your family thrive. My advice? Be present. Be with them and for them.

Wife, mother of 2 small children

Maria Turner
“Cooking tasty meals, creating beautiful pictures/art, and caring well for others are all things I admire about the major women in my life. Perhaps my mother taught me the most important things about being a woman: to be proud God made me one, and to use my unique gifts to bless others.”

Newly married and about to embark on an overseas mission with her new husband.

Maria’s Etsy Art Shop

Happy Mother’s Day

It’s been said,

“A mother is a woman who shows you the light when you just see the dark.”
–Grimaldos Robin

There is nothing more beautiful than being the woman you were created to be. Listen to your heart, your instincts, the wisdom of those who’ve gone before. And you’ll never go wrong.

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
— Abraham Lincoln

May your day be filled with all that’s beautiful and bright. May you shine and celebrate and love and give into the generations that follow.

Happy Mother’s Day

Stephanie



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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.

2 thoughts on “A Woman’s Role on Mother’s Day

  1. Carolyn Williams

    Your mother is beautiful as are you! I was touched by your dad’s words today on his show and his great love for you both. Happy Mother’s Day!

    1. Thank you, Carolyn! I think she is too! Thanks you for your kind words. Dad is pretty great too! Happy Mother’s Day!

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