Women are incredible creatures. The whole of mankind, with the exception of Adam, has come through woman. She stands at the gate of our future, the continuation of our species, the carrier of life. I don’t think there is any nobler profession for a woman than to be a Mom. Men and women are different, well of course they are, and I don’t mean just plumbing either. The driving hormones that direct each gender complements the other (I saw you shake your head.) No, really. I mean really really. Women protect and nurture, while men push and take risks. It is this balance that is needed for the development of every child. It is a balance that allows a child to press forward and yet be mindful not to hurl themselves from a cliff.
Please don’t think I am disparaging career women who contribute professionally to the world. Women are incredibly talented and their contributions to mankind have been astounding. But their contribution to the future of mankind is equally serious. Like a father, anyone can be a mother, but it takes someone special to be a Mom. It is tough, hard work, that often goes unrecognized and unappreciated. Being a wife is tough too. I would implore everyone out there to think about all the things your significant other does for you. Realize that each and every little task done for you is a way to say “I love you.” Think of it this way, and then make sure you say and do things for them as a way to say “I love you, I love you too, and thank you for being in my life.”
I have asked my girlfriend not to try to replace my son’s mother, for she never could. But I did ask her to be a Mom to him. I want to be a Dad to her children as well. Being a Mom means being there for a child, protecting them and loving them. Let them know that there is safety in their embrace. I think it is wonderful if children have one or more Mom-like relationships. Being a Mom or Dad is a relationship. God bless mother’s, they put up with a lot. If your a man, praise and encourage the Moms that are around you. If you are a woman, praise and cheer on the Dads that are around you. The world will be better for it.
Here is a video that was done for the Moms, by the same organization that did Dad’s Life. Hope you enjoy it. It is often hard to be a Mom or a Dad, even heartbreaking, but it IS worth it. THEY are worth it and so are YOU. God doesn’t make junk!!!