A mother under construction

This post was originally written in May. I am reposting it today because I had several requests for me to re-post it, so here it is… Thanks for all the requests. I’m glad the story of my baby Sarah touched so many hearts.



“When I learned I was going to have another baby, I rebelled against God.

My health was not good and I looked upon having another child with great sorrow and unhappiness.”

   My  story poignantly demonstrates God’s hand of providence in the unplanned pregnancy of my daughter Sarah, and also of my struggle to understand my calling as a mother.

    But before I tell you our story, I would like to ask a question.

How many of today’s mothers have similar thoughts and feelings about their own motherhood?

How many mothers-even Christian mothers-identify with my negative emotions at the beginning of my pregnancy?

Have you had times when you too looked upon motherhood with great sorrow and unhappiness?

I know that at one time I did.

As I reflect on my own past struggles with motherhood, I can’t help but believe these unpleasant emotions are probably more common than we…

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2 thoughts on “A mother under construction

  1. I love reading about how other women have approached motherhood. I am glad that I am not the only one who was conflicted. My struggle came because my mother left us when I was 13. It was a long road to reconciliation with her but God uses what was meant for harm in wonderful ways. It took overcoming much fear, but I learned to treasure my children, and view them as gifts directly from heaven. They are “on purpose” people given to me. It is such an honor to be their mom, I don’t think I could be the same person without them.
    Great post. Great blog. Beautiful daughter-beautiful Mom. God Bless you.

    1. It brings me comfort to know that there ARE other moms out there who had to struggle coming to terms witht their NEW identity.
      Our children are a beautiful blessing, and yes they are ours “ön purpose”, the purpose becomes more clear each day we spend with them.
      Thank you for your comments. You just made my Day! 🙂

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