- I have two
My natural mother did the best she could in raising us; she came from a rugged background of childhood abuse. Her childhood memories affected her relationship with my brother and me, but as we grew older we understood and were given the grace to forgive her and ourselves for not loving more. Ignorance is not bliss.
It’s not easy to be a mother; your self-love must die and perhaps some of your dreams. The bottom line is that we women were made to nurture and raise children whether they are our own, adopted, or others who need nurturing.
I had no children of my own, but one day I found myself suddenly having to take care of a new born baby. To my amazement, and everyone who knew me, every natural maternal instinct kicked in and I had become a “mother” overnight. Motherhood is part of being a woman, it’s instinctive, do not squelch it.
There is another mother to meet, her name is Mary, the mother of Jesus. She came into my life during a period of deep depression and rejection; a dark cloud so thick it was impossible for me to get out of on my own, not a friendly storm.
I asked Jesus if I could meet his mother because I needed a woman in my life to help me; she came to me, mother to child and woman to woman. My spirit at last began to fly again as she gently restored me as a person and as a woman.
One day she said to me, “I’ll take you shopping.” Personally I hate shopping and was never good at it. I have a friend who is par excellence at shopping; she could make a buffalo look feminine. My friend and I were hanging out at a high end clothing store when suddenly she’s picking out all kinds of new outfits for me to wear, all were exquisite, so was the bill. We were about to exit the store and Mary says to me, “See, I took you shopping.” What a great mom!
I pray you ask to meet her too!