Sunday, May 11, 2008

"I Am a Mother"

I borrowed this book from a friend and read it this past week. What an amazing book. I think I need to read it at least once a year. It inspired me to really view all the mundane tasks of motherhood differently. It's always good to be reminded that what we do as mothers (and fathers too!) is so very important. I am a mother and a stay-at-home mom by choice, but there are times that I forget that I wouldn't want it any other way! A few of the thoughts that I had while I was reading it were:

-I am an example of motherhood to my children. Will they want to be mothers by watching me or will my outward frustration with the daily grind of motherhood make them want to be anything but moms? I want to show them that I really do find joy in motherhood by having more patience each day and finding more humor in life's frustrations.

-The author brought up the point that in world today we, who value motherhood, have the ability to be a great strength to one another. But so often we become each other's greatest source of pain as we compare and judge ourselves and each other. We need to remember that we are all trying our best to be "good moms" using different aproaches and techniques. But we all matter because "a mother's work is God's work." I want to be a better support to my peers who are also trying to fulfil their role as mothers.

-So many other thoughts...but I'm out of go pick up this book and enjoy!

1 comment:

Kayelynn said...

I have been curious about this book. Thanks for the review. I'll have to go check it out.