I could've missed it. I almost missed it.
(How sad that would be.)
Why didn’t I dream of being a mommy?
Maybe it's because I was carefully groomed to believe that self-actualization meant things like writing a best selling novel … or running a prestigious corporation ...
But certainly not staying home to serve my family!
I had no idea how significant motherhood would be ....
Motherhood is a noble profession.
The truth is, raising children is a noble profession.
In many ways, our future depends upon it.
Mothers are often the ones who model and teach their children life-giving practices like kindness and good manners.
But somewhere along the way, we lost sight of how important both motherhood and fatherhood really are.
You are serving god.
Charles Spurgeon said it well:
You are as much serving God in looking after your own children,
and training them up in God’s fear,
and minding the house,
and making your household
a church for God,
as you would be
if you had been called
to lead an army to battle
for the Lord of hosts.
Motherhood demands our best.
Don't let anyone convince you otherwise.
Rose Kennedy affirmed the dignity of motherhood when she said:
I looked on child rearing
not only as a work of love and duty
but as a profession,
that was fully interesting
as any honourable profession in the world,
and one that demanded
the best that I could bring to it.
The hand that rocks the cradle ...
Perhaps motherhood has been under attack for so many years because of the power it wields.
As William Ross Wallace's poem so eloquently states, it has the potential to be the preeminent force for change.
He penned this famous line:
The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
What do we tell our little girls?
The world encourages children to “DREAM BIG!”
It often preaches that “if you can dream it, you can do it.”
But when it comes to dreaming—little girls today are rarely encouraged to dream of becoming a wife and mother.
There's nothing I'd rather be ...
This heartbreaking state of affairs inspired me to write a bedtime story that celebrates motherhood.
Throughout its pages, children hear the message of your love and your delight in simply being "Mommy."
“Of all the occupations in the world, our kids need to hear that we would rather be their mommy.”
— Heidi St. John, The Busy Mom, HeidiStJohn.com
“While children are young, there is no substitute for parental love and attention to grow up children who are emotionally healthy and secure, primed to reach their full potential. Thanks to Stacy Farrell for affirming this crucial calling.”
— Nancy Pearcey, Christian Apologist & Author, Finding Truth
Do you know a NEW moMMA or moMMA with littles who needs to hear this message?
It's my prayer that this little book will take hold and transform our culture's view of motherhood.
I'm praying we can start ...