1 month ago
#❤️myfarm Theme: Farmstead Mama
Here’s the goat version ultimama, Sweet Grace, with her nearly 9-month old daughter, Ivy, who she still nurses, and in the second picture with her older daughter, Columbine, who she still sleeps with at night.
I love Mother’s Day, not because I need my five children to celebrate me, but because I get to celebrate that a huge purpose and calling for my life here on this earth was to sacrifice my body, time, money and work to carry, birth and raise five incredible human beings. It is no light thing. There IS physical sacrifice, real fear, true heartbreak. It is a pouring out of self that Hallmark can’t capture, a depth of self-spending that results in profound growth and change. It is not a possessing or owning, and in fact, after years of dedication and commitment, there is no claiming of achievement. The five are my Magnum Opus (thank you Charlotte), but they have spun their webs and launched as they were meant to. I am spent, broken, exhilarated, satisfied and changed. I stand back and watch in awe as I realize more clearly now that God asked me to be a part of something huge, despite my own brokenness and weakness, but not for my glory. Motherhood is ultimately not about possessing a tiny human, nor even creating one, and certainly not about building something for oneself. It is God’s work, and mothers are called to be the humblest of servants: feeding, wiping, loving, nurturing, praying, hoping. In the end, there is no boasting, for children are not born to be ours, but to be themselves. We claim only the contentment of having been such a tangible part of God’s amazing plan and Kingdom work. Happy Mother’s Day!
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