In honor of Mother’s Day I am sharing this poem with you. I was given this poem on a Mother’s Day a few years back by an older lady in our church with the sweetest note attached. Since then I have shared it with others and turn back to it on days when I have felt discouragement as a mother. Hopefully you are encouraged by it as well!
A woman once fretted over the usefulness
of her life. She feared she was wasting
her potential being a devoted wife and mother.
She wondered if the time and energy she invested
in her husband and children would make a difference.
At times she got discouraged because so
much of what she did seemed to go
unnoticed and unappreciated. “Is it worth it?”
she often wondered. “Is there something better
that I could be doing with my time?”
It was during these moments of questioning
that she heard the still, small voice
of her Heavenly Father speak to her heart:
“You are a wife and mother because that is
what I have called you to be. Much of what you do
is hidden from the public eye. But I notice.
Most of what you do is done without remuneration.
But I am your reward. Your husband cannot be the man
I have called him to be without your support. Your
influence upon him is greater than you think and
more powerful than you will ever know. I bless him
through your service and honor him through your love.
Your children are precious to Me. Even more
precious than they are to you. I have entrusted
them to your care to raise them for Me. What you
invest in them is an offering to Me.
You may never be in the public spotlight.
But your obedience shines as a bright light
before Me. Continue on. Remember
you are My servant. Do all to please Me.