by Laura Passard Yurko
"The Community of Motherhood" is something I felt as soon as I was pregnant. My instinct for care and concern of others magnified and I felt like I became a mother to the world. I was increasingly concerned with babies needing hats in the cold, caring for sick friends, and making a lot of food. When I finally met my daughter I felt like I had joined the biggest and best club in the world. We don't really talk about it out loud, but as Moms we just know. We know the struggles and the triumphs and how it feels to have your heart be capable of more love than you ever imagined. We feel it not only for our own children but for all children. But, sometimes that love doesn't extend to ourselves (we berate ourselves for not being good enough parents) nor to each other (those competitive comments we make to or receive from other mothers; the notion of "mommy wars").
This week I came across 4 intensely inspiring pieces on this concept and I wanted to share them with you. These pieces all encourage us to consider ourselves as a community of moms and to treat ourselves and each other with kindness, respect and love.
You are a good mama
"You're a stay at home mom? What do you do all day?"
Moms: Let's make this pledge
Forever a Mother
Reflections inspired by our weekly faith sharing and fellowship.