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No, there is no such thing as a perfect mother, just like there arenít any perfect ones among the rest of us. And if thereís anyone in whom we should be willing to overlook faults, it should be our mother. Why? Because theyíve overlooked so many of our faults.
We need to lighten up on mom a little, and moms need to lighten up on themselves a little.
Moms need to laugh and have a good time. Here are a few good laughs for you. These are some experts from the "Childrenís Letters to God" series, actual authentic letters written by kids to God:
"Dear God, I read the Bible. What does íbegatí mean? Nobody will tell me. Love, Alison."
"Dear God, did you mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it an accident?" - Norma
"Dear God, I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay?" - Neil
"Dear God, thank you for the baby brother but what I prayed for was a puppy." - Joyce
"Please send me a pony. I never asked for anything before. You can look it up." - Bruce
"Dear God, please send Dennis Clark to a different camp this year." - Peter
"Dear God, I think about you sometimes even when Iím not praying." -Elliot
"Dear God, I bet it is very hard for you to love everybody in the world. There are only 4 in my family and I canít do it." -Nan
"Dear God, I didnít think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tuesday. That was cool. -Eugene
Those authentic letters would make any mother smile!
And just in case they donít, find something to smile about and make it a regular habit. Life is too short and God is too good to go around frowning all the time.
Hereís another MORAL OF MOTHERHOOD from out story:
2. GOD HAS ANSWERS FOR A MOTHERíS PROBLEMS.
Donít look for stress-free motherhood, it doesnít exist. From the pains of giving birth, to the empty nest, to grandchildren and beyond, motherhood is stressful.
Once again, this is not mentioned to discourage anyone. There is good news! God is willing and able to assist moms in the problems they encounter.
God didnít give Solomon wisdom so folks would stand around the palace and say "ooh" and "ahh". He gave His wisdom for a purpose. God not only loved those two prositute mothers, He also loved the little baby in this story. God dispatched His wisdom to Solomon to save the child.
He has wisdom to spare for parenting responsibities today. He can guide and provide for mothers in all kinds of life situations - single moms, adoptive moms, step-moms, moms with special situations, you name it!
Kids today have special needs. Thatís okay. God has the wisdom to give you for the task. He can teach you what to do and what to say in every situation.
Like the mom who was tucking her small boy into bed one summer night during a violent thunder storm. She was just about to turn out the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?"
The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. "I canít, Dear," she said, "I have to sleep with your daddy."
A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: "The big sissy."
Hereís the third and final MORAL FOR MOTHERS from this story:
3. THEREíS NOTHING LIKE A MOTHERíS LOVE!
The real mother in this story would rather see another woman raise her child than see it split in two.
You have to be willing
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