The mission of motherhood is real.
The mission of motherhood is difficult.
The mission of motherhood is humbling.
The mission of motherhood is way bigger than small ol’ Mom.
The mission of motherhood is a heart wrenching task.
The mission of motherhood is not actually about Mom.
The mission of motherhood is actually about the kids.
The mission of motherhood is beautiful.
The mission of motherhood is joyful.
The mission of motherhood is the experience of learning to become less of yourself while becoming more of yourself for the souls God has planted in your life for purification before entering Eternal Bliss.
The mission of motherhood makes one emotional.
The mission of motherhood makes one question every decision.
The mission of motherhood makes one cling to God in those emotional moments and those blasted decision makings.
The mission of motherhood makes one feel inadequate.
The mission of motherhood makes one remember God’s promises of never giving us more than we can handle. That if He brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Only satan can shake a mother on her mission of motherhood. It is only human to feel you aren’t living out the way you think you should be living out your vocation. It is only when we are overwhelmed and forget to get back to what is real and staring us straight in the face that we are reminded how weak we are when we assume the task alone.
Satan can be overtaken by Jesus’ Holy Name through the intercession of His Blessed Mother. It is human to feel and think we aren’t good enough (social media makes it extra easy to be human in this regard), but it is rooted in hopelessness and hopelessness is not of God. When we are overwhelmed, we get back to what is staring us in the face by refocusing on the immediate task at hand with our heavenly goal in the grand picture ahead. We tackle that task and march toward the next one until each task is handled in it’s appropriate measures.
The mission of motherhood is about giving.
The love in marriage is about giving. If you aren’t working on perfecting that giving love in marriage, it will be impossible to work on the giving called from us in motherhood.
The mission of motherhood is to love your husband first.
He was your husband first. Treat him with unconditional love. Let your children witness what true love in marriage is about. Be the model of what love between the members of all the family should be. Let them see selfless love. Let them see how tired you are, but are still taking care of yourself, and your home that is his refuge and dwelling, in a way to welcome that hardworking man with a smile at the end of the day. Date him. Love him. Be real with him. Be his friend.
The mission of motherhood is to be pleasing to God.
If a mother can remain focused on the tasks placed in front of her, and remember to ask to be open to the graces God is giving her to get through it with love and a smile, it will be surely pleasing to Him and in turn to her husband and children.
I am in a personal phase where I find myself failing at my mission of motherhood. These are my thoughts on the mission of motherhood. The struggle is real. The struggle is painful. The struggle is beautiful.
I am strengthened by my best friend and co-parent in this mission of parenthood. I recognize who my weaknesses stem from and why it spreads like wild fire in an instant. I recognize how I need to go about correcting it. The true mission within the over all mission is to remember all of these things and more.
God loves me.
God loves me enough to send me an amazing, strong spouse.
God loves us so much He has blessed us with the task of raising five children.
God loves the world so much, and trusts us so much, He gave us as an example to it to prove His love and demonstrate what a domestic church is and should be.
This is the mission of motherhood. This is my mission of motherhood. This is my vocation. No matter how overwhelming it can be at times, it still never outweighs all the really breath taking, or fun and funny, moments. I won’t let a little storm cloud make me forget about all that sunshine and flowers.