Wednesday, July 26, 2006


I'm supposed to be finishing packing and getting things ready to leave, but I saw this article referenced at MommyLife and after reading it I couldn't walk away from the computer without saying something. It makes me sad that some women feel this way about their children:

"And yet many women have spent years studying and then working so that we would not have to do a job as menial as full-time motherhood. I consider spending up to 30 hours a week sitting behind the wheel of a 4x4, dropping children off at play centres or school, to be a less-than-satisfactory reward for all those years of sweat." ~Helen Kirwan-Taylor

Wow. Motherhood is hard, as any mom will tell you, but menial? I think not.

Lord, help me to always find joy in the little things of motherhood. My child is a precious gift from You. May I never see this incredible responsibility you've given me as menial, for raising Godly children is the most important job I will ever have. Thank you for the blessing of Caleb. Forgive me for the times I have been frustrated with him and the work you have given me.


Dave & Lisa said...

Thank you for continuing to share wisdom like this! It's going to take a lot of teaching and patience to show our culture that God's ways really are the best ways and that motherhood is an honor and not a "menial task."

You, my friend, are a great mom! Reading the scriptures on your fridge that you pray for Caleb shows your commitment to him growing up a godly man. I am praying for you.

Love always, Lisa

jettybetty said...

I just feel really sorry for that mom that wrote the article--I think she might be missing the whole point of motherhood.

I didn't get she was a Christian (did I miss that?)--so some of the things that are extremely important to me--might not even make her radar!

I LOVED being a SAHM! I don't even think my brain completely changed to jello ;-)!!!

I have been praying for your trip today! Happy travels!

Debi D said...

To me, Motherhood is anything but menial!! I have learned and grown being a mother more than I can imagine being able to do so any other way. It's never about what you do but who you are....the Lord has used motherhood to make me who I am, and I've found such peace and joy in the journey! I would never trade it for the dog-eat-dog, climb-up-the-ladder, non-eternal-years- of-sweat-reward.

e-Mom said...

I saw that article at MommyLife too. I wonder what kind of Mom that poor mother had. By the way, a pleasure to meet you... I've enjoyed reading your blog.

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