Mom and me at the Redbud Festival in Dayton, VA, April 2013
Christian motherhood means dedicating your entire life in service of others. It means standing beside your husband, following him, and investing in the lives of children whom you hope will both survive you and surpass you. It means forgoing present satisfaction for eternal rewards. It means investing in the lives of others who may never fully appreciate your sacrifice or comprehend the depth of your love. And it means doing all these things, not because you will receive the praise of man — for you will not — but because God made you to be a woman and a mother, and there is great contentment in that biblical calling.
-from The Rise and Fall and Rise of Motherhood in America
I am thankful for a sweet mom who is content in her calling and who continues to invest in my life!