Saturday, April 6, 2013

Motherhood: It’s About Relationship


As moms we do a lot for our children.

We make their meals.
We pick-up after them.
We drive them to practices and classes and outings.
We clothe them.
We answer their many questions.
We tie their shoes.
We train their hearts.
We sacrifice our time and energies for their sake and interest.
We teach them how to live life.

We are on-the-go for the sake of our children!

Sometimes we may feel like an octopus (or like we need to be one!) or like we are spinning many plates, trying to give each attention before it falls.

In the midst of all of this, it is easy to lose sight of what motherhood really is.  It is easy to feel weary and to lose vision.

Motherhood is about relationship.

The primary underpinnings of motherhood have to do with who we are with respect to our children.  Motherhood is about giving of ourselves, our hearts, for the sake of another person.

When we are able to remember the reason for motherhood, we are able to handle the responsibilities of motherhood with much more grace.

Our intent should be to know our children and have them know us, just as God wants for our relationship with Him.  The endless serving and continual interruptions will seem less burdensome if we can keep our relationship a priority.

We should endeavor to win their hearts.
We should endeavor to be gentle.
We should endeavor to be patient.
We should endeavor to exhibit joy and love and all of those wonderful gifts of the Holy Spirit found in Galatians 5.

Truly, motherhood is about relationship.

Do not allow your RESPONSIBILITIES FOR your children to snuff out your RELATIONSHIP WITH your children.

Seek to know them.  Seek to preserve the unity and bond between you and your children.


  1. Great post as always, Lisa! This is very timely for me as this is something I've been thinking about alot. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh, and what a wonderful picture of you and your children! You are so blessed! (:

  3. This is SO true! And something we can easily neglect, because we are focusing on those things you listed at the top. I want to print out the phrase 'Motherhood is a relationship', and put it where I can see it every day.

    Thanks, Lisa!