November 25, 2015

To Mothers, Women, Mentors – a Simple Reminder


Gift of mothers

Five years ago, I shared this post and yet as I re-read it tonight, I needed this reminder – again. No new editing, no additional words, just this.

In these moments, when the days are long, and I’m exhausted on all levels, I remind myself that I am more than a meal maker, more than a nose blower, more than a taxi driver.

I am a Dream Maker….
I am a Life Changer…
I am a Legacy Leaver

Reflect and ponder on that moms (or all of you women making an influence in another child’s life).

You have been uniquely chosen by God to mother your children through every season of their lives – the good and bad. You may not always feel like the best mother, but you are the best mother for your child!!

Your value is not determined by what others think of you or even what you think of yourself (read that again, and commit that to memory)

Your worth, your value is determined by how God views you…and HE loves you more than His own life. You are His precious child, His daughter.

Moms, we have been uniquely chosen by God to mother our children.
What an honor!
The days are long, but the years are short.

How do you view this calling of mothering? Is it a blessing or a burden?
Let’s encourage each other on this challenging journey, wherever we are in the process.
We only have one chance to do it right, and I want to live with no regrets.
How about you?
Happy Mother’s Day!


  1. Karen Z. says:

    Great encouragement!!


  2. So true, “The days are long, but the years are short.”


  3. Happy Mothers Day Jen!!

    At church the speaker shared thoughts very similar to yours. “Your value is not tied to your usefulness or the usefulness of your children.”

    Have a blessed day with your family.


  4. Back again… just wondering if you were going to be at the Women of Joy conference in Charleston this weekend?


  5. Thank you, Jen. My husband had to work today and my little ones haven’t exactly been angels. Not the Mother’s Day I would have liked. I appreciated this.


  6. Dawnette says:

    Thank you for the spark to light the fire of enjoyment, blessing and motivation. Happy Mother’s Day to you.


  7. Jen,
    Thank you for your post. What wonderful encouragement for all of us mothers. The stress is great but the rewards are so much more vast. Thanks for helping us remember what an INCREDIBLE task we have been blessed with. A little encouragement is always welcome along this challenging journey!! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!!!


  8. My girls gave me an Awesome Mothers Day from A to Z card. I posted the A to Z on my blog yesterday. It was so fitting and so true!

    Love your post


  9. I simply love your encouragement! I’ve bestowed upon you the Happy 101 Award!


  10. Happy Mother’s Day, Jen. Even though we live states away, I feel like you are a-
    J- joyful
    E- encouraging
    N- neighbor
    Enjoy your kidos and your special day-Blessings to you, as you bless so many!


    Jen Reply:

    You are a continual encourager! thank you, Ann. xoxo


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