Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother......

"The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral--a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby's body . . . The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God's creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation . . . What on God's good earth is more glorious than this; to be a mother?"
--Joszef Cardinal Mindszenty

As I come closer to the birth of our baby I look again at the value of Motherhood.

I know that there are some women who desire to have children but have not been blessed.
I know of some beautiful ladies who are going through the unhappy time of miscarriage.
I also know that some ladies struggle with the guilt that is forced upon them by our society -that if you have more than a couple or even a few and still desire more children then you are ether stupid or greedy.

As if the love we can bestow on lots of children would be less because of the numbers.
How can anyone of sound and reasonable mind doubt that children are a gift from God.
If we were offered a million dollars from God each couple of years we would not refuse, however everyday women and men are saying No to the greatest gift God entrusts to us....another human soul to love and cherish.
Love is spread by giving more love.
Sadly those people who seem bitter and lonely are  those who limit the  people they share their love with.....like it was a limited commodity, that can be used up!

How very, very sad!
Our Saviour's love is so generous and I believe when He asks us to live our lives as He did that the expectation is to LOVE like he does!

In fact the greatest commandment confirms this~
'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.'

Obviously from these verses, you can never give too much love and I believe Motherhood is a great training ground for this.
We as mothers have the opportunity each and every day to give so much love to those who are entrusted into our care.

And as I believe we are blessed indeed!

So as I join in with  Trish in her lovely 'LACEwork' this week (click on the image below) I wish to uphold  Trish's guidelines in my own life:
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
May your own individual LACE be an inspiration to all you come into contact with this week ♥

Blessings to you and your homes,

9 comments:

Sue Elvis said...

Gae, you write from the heart and what you say is so true. I am so thankful to be a mother. I know you are too: your posts just overflow with love and gratitude. Thank you! With prayers for a safe birth xxx

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage said...

Amen and Amen!!
I so agree with your thoughts, dear Gae.
Motherhood is a beautiful and holy vocation and such a precious privilege!
I love the touching quotation from Cardinal Mindszenty too.
Thanks for taking time to link up today, my friend.
Hope you are feeling more comfortable tonight :-)
blessings..Trish

Suzanne said...

Dear Gae,
I agree with Sue, you wrote from your heart. Thanks for such a lovely post on mothering:-)
Blessings,
Suzanne

Mrs. M. said...

One of the greatest blessings is that of being a mother. Sometimes, you don't have to have been given the gift of giving birth...but still mentoring and becoming a Spiritual mother like Our Lord's shows us from Scripture.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts dear friend,

Mrs. M.

Lady Rose said...

Gae,

Although, unfortunately, I am "one of those women" who has not yet been blessed with children, I still found your post regarding motherhood to be inspiring and encouraging.

As I get older, I know that society would probably "look-down" upon me if I should happen to conceive to have a child in my "late age." Therefore, I need to read posts like yours to help keep my thoughts focused in the right place. :)

Blessings,

-L. Rose

noreen said...

Hi Gae, your words on motherhood ring true in a touching way! When are you due to expect your baby?

Anne said...

Thank you, Gae, for such an encouraging, touching post. I agree totally with all you said, and you said it in such a gracious way.
God bless,
Anne x

Sandra said...

I've found you through LACE. Thank you for such a beatitful post. God bless.

Barb said...

Hi Gae,
It is sad that 'society' even comments on whether we have children or not,and, if we have children-- how many we have. It's between us and God
God Bless
Barb from Australia

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