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The Calling Of A Mother
by Cherylrese Barconia
05/28/03
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I read the saddest poem the other day about a young lady that wanted so badly to have a relationship with her mother. I could not tell in the poem if her mother was deceased or just not willing to have a relationship with her.

You know one of our callings as a woman is to have children, but to be a mother is a whole different calling. God has to teach us how to be mothers. When I had my oldest son I was 19 and married very young, we didn't even stay married 18 months, you know that first love thing. I didn't know anything about being a mother.

It was ten years before I remarried and God has such a sense of humor because he gave me two step children and I was pregnant with my second child, talk about a trial. I was so angry for years because I didn't want to have all these children.

Then God really put the pressure on me when I started working as a House Parent with my husband in a group home for troubled teens, then I became a mother to twelve more kids, so now I have 16 children I was a mother too.

You don't have to birth children for God to make you a mother to them, as I told this young lady. God already knew many parents would not fufill their calling because he said"When your mother and your father forsake you then I will take you up"..

God had us covered all the time!! When your mother or father does not do right by you then I the Lord God will step in an rescue you, what a promise to hang on to!

If you have the privilege of being a mother, then treasure it because it is one of God's greatest gifts. And if you don't have children, find a child you can be a mother too, there is always one somewhere even as close as your own backyard.


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Lena Mabra 02 Jun 2003
This is so true. God took care of me when my earthly parents didn't. Even before I knew who or what He was, somehow I knew he was there. After 9.5 years in the workforce, I am fully back home being a mom again. I felt so guilty since I quit my job because of politics for so long. I woke up with this blanket of guilt about the bills, decreased income, clients who have leaned on me for so long, etc. But everywhere I went, God kept showing me signs of "Welcome (Back) Home". Your article was one of those signs. THANK YOU! Lena
Donna Haug 28 May 2003
Being a mother is truly the best, most rewarding as well as the most intimidating and frustrating of jobs in the world! I liked your advice to those who cannot have children to seek out others to take under their wing. I would comment that you have a couple of typos (particularly with the word "too" which should be "to") as well as a grammatical error (bad rather then badly). Just a couple points I noticed. Thanks for challenging me again to look at my children as my calling! God bless!




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