There is a mother, bent and gray, her children grown and living.
They shower her with words of praise, for all her love and giving.
Another mother down the street is nursing her grown daughter
Whose body’s wracked by this disease; her life is stolen from her.
And on this day a mother cries as newborn life spills forth;
Her precious son blinks in the light and cries for mother’s warmth…
Today Maegan is sharing her story of redefined expectations and unexpected blessings in motherhood. We pray this story blesses you as you evaluate your own expectations of your children and the work that God can do in and through their lives.
It is no surprise that post birth our bodies change drastically. Along with that physical change comes an added spiritual change. Raising children is no small task. It has been argued that motherhood is by far one of the most important tasks on earth, because we as mothers are shaping the future leaders of the next generation! In my own heart I carry a deep conviction that these days with my little boy are meant for greater purposes— for kingdom purposes. But in order to truly grasp that and live it out, I have to put my “mom pants” on. Let me explain.
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching us and each year when this day comes around my heart becomes tender for the women who are hurting. Mother’s Day is not only a day we celebrate our mamas, but it is also a day we love those who are mourning a loss, desiring a baby, or feeling left out. There are women who have suffered miscarriages, women who have wayward children, women who are orphans, women who are grieving losing their mamas, and women who are mourning the loss of a child. You may be reading this and immediately identify with one of those descriptions, or you may be thinking about a woman who needs encouragement to her weary soul.
God planted a seed in my heart in January.
A seed to know Him and make Him known.A tiny seed to He began to water each day as I came to Him in His Word, hungry to know truth and to be set free from the ways of this world. As He has watered the seed, He has changed me in the process. The vision of Life Lived Beautifully is not to be a business, but to be a ministry that meets women right where they are everyday with the truth and hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ.