It’s got everything to do with mothering, with family, with living our lives as salt and light. Moms hold it all together. We are the center for love and nurture, for training and teaching, for feeding and caring. We’re in the trenches day after day and no matter what, our love is the glue.
This is one of my favorite posts ever so I hope you’ll click through and take a couple of minutes to read it, especially if you’re a mama of older girls or you have a daughter who’ll be leaving the nest soon. I pray it will bless you and speak to your heart!
Here’s a snippet:
… and Mom, in her wisdom, simply pulls down the covers, gently pats the bed and motions to Amber to jump in where it’s safe and warm. Like a little girl, she climbs in, pulls up the covers and snuggles close to her mom, hot tears falling. She doesn’t want to talk about whatever’s bothering her but mutters something like, “I just need to be with my mom” as she lays her head on her shoulder. Mom looks at her with all the love and tenderness in the world and as a wise mom does, she just lets her daughter cry.
I cried watching the scene and here’s why: it’s a perfect picture of what mothering (especially daughters) is all about. No matter how old they are, how far they’ve strayed, how much they mess up, how grown up they think they are, mom is always the safe place, warm and protecting, just like those bedcovers. Oh, let them never be too old to climb under those covers and just…..be. To know they can simply bask in acceptance and know…