The “every mom” is our sister, a friend, an acquaintance, or the mom that we still need to meet. The every mom is unique in her own right, and has to face her own battles (privately or publicly). Her heart is soft, yet burdened as she carries the weight of the world inside of her. She tries her best to lovingly carry and nurture her family, even when she may feel lost, afraid, or overwhelmed. The every mom rises up each day determined to give her best for her family, despite what the world throws at her.
The every mom has a beautiful story that needs to be heard. If only we would be open to seeing and truly listening to her, as opposed to judging or criticizing her. If only we would acknowledge her, celebrate her, and speak love over her – how much more stronger would she be? Women are quick to tear one another apart, yet slow to encourage and empower one another. The every mom is our sister, and our friend , she is not our competition or enemy.
THE EVERY MOM…
The every mom consists of a sisterhood of women who look like the following:
- Women who are struggling to keep their families together.
- Women who are doing it alone.
- Women who feel rejected, abandoned, and lonely.
- Women who work multiple jobs just to provide a meal for their families.
- Women who are struggling financially, and don’t even know if they will make it through the month.
- Women who have experienced abuse, rape, or emotional torment.
- Women who don’t know any better, and therefore expect nothing better.
- Women who feel lost.
- Women who feel ashamed.
- Women who have been told that who they are is not enough.
- Women that don’t even know where their children are, or if they are alive due to drugs, gangsterism, OR human trafficking.
- Women who have lost children.
- Women who had no choice but to give their children up for adoption.
- Women who have adopted.
- Women who struggle to conceive.
- Women who have miscarried.
- Women who may have it all, but actually don’t.
- Women who struggle with mental illness.
- Women that are fighting serious physical health issues.
- Women that have never experienced unconditional love that makes them feel safe.
- Women who know nothing but pain, disappointment or fear.
- Women whose moms are no longer with them.
- Women desperately trying to navigate through motherhood whilst keeping her head above water.
- Women who hide their tears from their families.
- Women that desperately wish for another life.
WHEN GRATITUDE SPEAKS
I sometimes feel very spoilt for choice at times. I feel like I have been blessed to work freelance hours teaching drama, and freelance writing. Which means I have more time for my son, and make more than enough income wise. I feel blessed that my husband is my greatest encourager, and is the most loving and gentle husband and father to our son. I feel blessed that my three year old son makes me feel so loved, like I am his superhero mom. YES, he drives me nuts *most* days – but his hugs, kisses, and cute chats reminds me that I am blessed beyond. I feel ridiculously loved knowing that I have an amazing strong family who help to encourage, guide, and support us.
A spirit of gratitude has completely overwhelmed, and softened my heart this year. I feel like I see the bigger picture; the sisterhood that is motherhood. When last have you paused for a moment to look at everything that you have in your life, and just Thank God for it. We always want more, or expect more, when in actual fact we should stop to say: “Thank you God that you are more than enough, Thank you God for every blessing, Thank you God for carrying me in this season.”
DEAR EVERY MOM
- I think this years Mothers day will feel different for me , because God has opened my eyes to see all of his women, His precious daughters! I believe that He wants us to acknowledge them, to see them, to celebrate them, to find them, and to encourage them with the words of:
<3 YOU ARE A GREAT MOM.
<3 YOU ARE SO LOVED.
<3 YOU ARE CAPABLE OF MORE THAN YOU EVER WILL KNOW.
<3 THE WEIGHT THAT YOU CARRY DOES NOT GO UNNOTICED.
<3 WHO YOU ARE, IS BEAUTIFUL, AND IS ENOUGH!
<3 THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSTANT SACRIFICE.
As a sisterhood or mothers, we should acknowledge and encourage one another constantly. Motherhood isn’t always easy, and some moms (most moms) are struggling out there. Let’s look out for fellow mama’s (young and old) and love on them in a way that makes them feel special, loved, and seen <3
We cannot do everything, but we can do something – even if that something is small <3