Before I knew anything in this world I knew a mother’s love. A self-sacrificing, unceasing, and incomprehensible love that overwhelms my soul and frees me from every fear. A love that wakes up earlier than everyone else to make me a lunch and a coffee before school and holds me all night while I cry and makes me laugh uncontrollably and places me before the Eucharist when my anxiety is so bad I can’t think straight. Most importantly, a love that taught me self-love through the eyes of the King and inspires me every day to live out the most beautiful aspects of my femininity.
I am so blessed to have a mother who lives out her faith in such a raw and authentic way and it has inspired me so much in my own faith. She has shown me the freedom that comes from fully trusting in God’s will and how to speak boldly in a way that glorifies God. She has taught me to live humbly and serve others and she has done all of this with very few words and a lot of action. In the way that she does so much for our family without expecting any praise or thanks. In the way that she fearlessly leads a faith-based company. In the way that she places the lives of her whole family in the hands of Momma Mary and this is a result of the example her own mother played in her life.
My mother is a prayer warrior. I don’t know how else to describe it. She is just so open to the spirit and to His word. She has been an example for me in setting up a consistent prayer life and has truly shown me how, if you give God your time, He will multiply it in the most miraculous ways. I mean, I look at what my mom does for my family and for her company and for her friends and I wonder how she does it all while still finding time for herself and to be with God. All I know is moms are super heroes and my mom is one of them.
It breaks my heart to see how the vocation of motherhood has been downgraded in our world today. Stay-at-home moms are called unambitious and are placed in opposition to the feminist movement. We glorify women who work hard and leave their families for material wealth and then ignore how hard and exhausting being a fulltime mom is. Why is that? A woman’s body holds the secret to creating an immortal soul. Motherhood is a gift from God and we should treat it as such. To be a feminist to is to be pro-mom. It’s to see the vocation of motherhood and hold it in the highest respect. My mom has shown me the strength and grace that comes with being a mother and I am so blessed to have her as my mom.
My mom is the type of woman who exemplifies the perfect woman, Mary. She is the perfect combination tenderness and power and one day I hope to be the same example for my daughters.
Mommy, I love you so much and I owe my whole self to how you raised me and the prayers you prayed for me.
In Him through her,
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Song Recommendations of the Week:
So, Penny and Sparrow did a three part song with the Bible story of the Prodigal Son and it is phenomenal so everyone needs to hear them:
Thunder (from the son’s point of view)
Honest Wage (from the brother’s point of view)
Serial Doubter (from the father’s point of view)