What If You Really Are Just a Mom?

By Trillia Newbell

west and sydOver the past year I’ve seen articles and posts encouraging moms that we are more than just moms. Without going back and rereading all, I believe the point writers are trying to make is that as a Christian mom you are a Christian first. Thus, you are more than just a mom—you are in Christ.

This is true. This is the highest Truth. Yet I wonder if sometimes a mom just needs validation for what she is practically doing. Practically, you may be just a mom. Perhaps your everyday life, by the grace of God, is Spirit-filled. But in those moments when your daughter throws herself on the floor in the grocery store or you realize the toilet paper (all of it) is stuffed in the sink and water is over flowing and your children are crying and, need I go on…on those days a little perspective might be needed.

My question is; what if in your day-to-day life you do nothing else but mother all-day-long? What if you truly are just a mom?

Here is some sweet perspective from author Elizabeth Prentiss from her book Stepping Heavenward:

“Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which it dwells is worth all it will cost, since it is the abode of kingly tenant. I may see less of my friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in God’s name, I will make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother’s heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, her life-long prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blest!”

Oh what a high calling! What a special ministry! What a privilege it is to be just a mom.

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7 Comments to “What If You Really Are Just a Mom?”

  1. Aimee Byrd says:

    This is so encouraging, thanks for sharing. I think sometimes women are ashamed to merely identify themselves as a wife and a mother, as if this glorious vocation were not enough!

  2. admin says:

    I agree Aimee! I think because it isn’t glamorous it can seem (or be viewed as) lesser. I’m thankful this encouraged you! -Trillia

  3. That is one of my favorite quotes that a I reference often. Great encouragement for mamas!

  4. Exactly what I needed to hear right now! No matter what else I may do or achieve, nothing in my life compares to the priority of being a wife and mom transformed into the image of Christ. What a process!

  5. admin says:

    I love it too, Leigh Ann!

  6. admin says:

    I’m so glad this served you, Meadow!

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