So, when I had girls, I bought them dolls! They too, played and cared for them! To them they were real!
I look at the world today, and I wonder if we teach our girls to continue to nurture that desire to nurture! Do we show and tell them how the fruit of the womb is a reward as it says in Psalms? When they are little girls playing with their babies, do we tell them of the ways that God has given them a desire to take care of little ones just as their mommy is taking care of them? Do we make sure that they know God will provide emotionally and financially for them not matter how hard it becomes? Do we cultivate that as they grow OR do we eventually push it away with things of the world? Telling them that 1 or 2 is enough because children are expensive and that sacrifices will have to be made! Do we tell them that it will all be worth it? Do we make sure that they know God will provide emotionally and financially for them not matter how hard it becomes because IT SAYS in His Word that children are a BLESSING and not a BURDEN?
To see the way my daughters care for our baby of the family is simply put, a joy! They cannot kiss him enough, and they light up when he is around as much as he does! I pray that continues in their hearts and minds! Children are work but they are a BLESSING! May I always teach my children that God desires us to be fruitful and multiply! It is HIS command! Whether that be adoption or birthing them from their bodies, that they realize being a mother is very close to God's heart! Being a mother means raising another genertaion for the kingdom of God! That has eternal value!
It is work. There are days that I want to run out the door and scream very loud! :) And maybe get away for
When I get up in the morning and would do nothing else with my life but what I am doing right now, I know that this is not only MY dream for my life but also God's! For that, I am truly thankful!
Take joy in being a mommy and let your little ones know how you find it a joy that they call YOU mommy! And if you are not a mommy, make sure you show little ones in your life how precious and important they are! Allow God to use you where you are! And let those little "mommies" know, even though they are young, that the job they do with their dolls, is important and it pleases His heart!