There is something about the past that fascinates me. When I study different historical periods, I find myself wondering how it must have been for the mothers. It makes me realize just how easy we have it today. We have the ability to “educate” ourselves via books and the Internet. We also have many “servants” to do our chores (a.k.a. appliances and vacuum cleaners, hot water heaters). These are just a few of the things that make me appreciate the day and age in which I live…
1. When the mothers in the Bible times had a wayward son, they were not allowed to read, so they couldn’t go pick up the latest self-help book on disciplining.
2. In the medieval days as a castle was being besieged, how did mothers watch their children die of starvation and stay sane? Did they go mad, knowing they could not save their children? There was no grief or trauma counseling. How did they cope?
3. The colonial days in early America, presented mothers with the challenge of almost total isolation from other families living in the wilderness. Mothers were giving birth to children without assistance. Perhaps the only time they would see another woman was if they were lucky enough to have a midwife who would come to help birth a child. So many children died from disease that many parents refused to name their children until a certain age. Can you imagine? In these modern times, all we need to do is pick up the phone and call a girlfriend when we are lonely. It also seems that most babies are named before they even come out of the womb!
(This will be a two-part series, so please stop by in a few days for a few more lessons to be learned from our ancestors.)
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball