A few days ago I went to visit a friend in the hospital who is struggling to stay alive. She was always a very energetic, bubbly person, so it is so hard to see here strapped to a bed and in such pain. Her parents were there taking care of her and her mother was just as warm and loving as my friend always is. My friend’s mother has breast cancer and a herniated disc that she needs to have surgery on herself, but she was happily taking care of her daughter. A mother’s love for her child keeps her going even through very hard times.
After my visit, I started thinking what a special woman this mother was to do this for her child, with a smile on her face and such confidence in her daughter’s healing that it made me think of other mothers I know who have also shown great love. Below is a list of these actions:
Carrying a child in her womb even after she is told to have an abortion that there is no hope this child will live~
Going to the NICU day after day even after being told your child is going to die~
Going through infertility procedures month after month loss after loss because of faith God has given that you will be called Mother by a living child~
Fighting for your special needs child so they have the same rights as other children~
Day after day watching your child die before your eyes~
Doing God’s work, after the death of your child~
Sacrificing your own needs before the needs of your child is really what motherhood is all about. I had no idea how hard this role would be and it is only my fourth year. I cannot imagine what lies before me, but I know I am not alone.
I dedicate this blog to all the mothers out there who sacrifice day after day, to be a mother or just to become a mother. Thank you for all your hard work and your dedication to your children. Because of you this will be a better world to live in.
“Her children arise up, and call her blessed;” Proverbs 31:28