ALWAYS A MOTHER

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Yesterday, my friend Lynn Abbott at inkandimage sent me a comment that inspired me to write this post today.

When we think of mothers, we tend to visualize women with small children – struggling to get through sleepless nights, no time for themselves, laundry sorting, changing diapers, colic, fevers, etc.  We picture a sleep deprived, haggard mother, rocking her wide awake child.

As time goes by, we imagine a more experienced mom, bussing her children off to school, to extra curricular activities and then off to a job to help meet the needs of those kids.  She grows as a mother right along with her children – inspiring, encouraging, sacrificing, praying for and loving them through thick and thin.  Once the kids are out on their own and starting their own families a new breed of mother is emerging – she’s called SUPER GRANDMA!

Imagine a woman with greying, thinning hair – still sparkling eyes amidst deep crevices and puffy eyelids – an ample figure with everything in the wrong place.  Her energy is spent, her joints don’t work, but she still knows how to love children.  She doesn’t wear the typical super hero costume, because the “S” on her chest would now be down around her knees.  The Spandex leotards are out of the question, because she couldn’t get them past her ankles. The cape is a possibility, but chances are she’d be using it to warm herself when she wasn’t experiencing a hot flash.

Yet to the next generation, she is a super hero, because she loves her grandchildren with a special kind of love.  It’s a love reserved just for them. She has time to play with them, listen to them and when the time is right, she can send them home.  These wonderful gifts from God are an extension of her own children and she gets a second chance at doing the parenting thing without all the hassle.

As she continues to age, however, life changes.  She may forget things, fall down occasionally, not be able to get the lid off a jar.  Her strength is sapped and her fingers are crippled with arthritis.  As she reaches her final years of life, she may be placed in a nursing home for her own safety and forgotten.  There will be mandatory visits for birthdays and holidays, but in her mind she feels forsaken and alone.  Still, in her heart, she will always remain a mother.

Mothers are not all the same.  We come in all sizes, shapes and personalities, but one thing is common to all of us. We will always be moms.  Even when we grow old, our instinct leads us to be nurturers.  Whether we are or not, depends totally upon us.

 

 

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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11 Responses to ALWAYS A MOTHER

  1. Miss A says:

    Love this…my mum is a Super Grandma and I love her for it. Don’t know what I would do without her even though we don’t live in the same country at the moment ❤️

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Even though our paths take us in different directions, we always assume the job of mother in our hearts. It extends beyond the miles. Thanks for reading.

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  2. love it—love you and lynn!!!

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  3. Oh, I LOVE THIS!! I knew you would write an absolutely delightful post! I giggled my way through this… nodding and agreeing with all you say! Perfect post! Tomorrow will also be Super-Grandma day!! 😀 Love you! ❤ ❤

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