The Gift of Motherhood

Joining Lisa Jo for Five minute Friday. The word this week is Identity...

My heart begins to swell when I hear them say it ...

"Can you believe she's the mother of 5 boys?!" 



And I smile as one adds ...

"and her two youngest are adopted."

And I snuggle into the "oohs" and "ahhs" and "wows" for a brief moment before God taps me on my spiritual shoulder to remind me that the glory is His.

It's a temptation, I'm afraid, to claim it as my own; this certain amount of glory that is placed upon the "adoption-homeschool-mom-of-many-boys" identity. When truth be told, it is only grace that carries me, and my true identity is found in the word
 "Redeemed". 

And I wonder what glory I would be tempted to claim if my life had been led down a different path. For we all have the same enemy whispering in our ear ... "you will be like God"... And now and then we start to claim what belongs to Him alone.

So I choose now to return what is rightfully His. I give him glory, for the grace He has poured into my life; that he would share this amazing gift with me, called motherhood.

May all of you beautiful Mommas have a blessed Mother's Day!


6 comments:

  1. And Happy Momma's Day to you too! You are a blessing to many, especially those five boys!

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  2. Oh that is so true and very beautiful! He has truly inspired you :) Happy Mother's Day!

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  3. Dear Stacy,

    This is beautiful...and indeed God is glorified by you glorifying Him for the grace and blessings He has poured into your life.

    Have a blessed and joyful Mother's Day.

    In Christ...Susan

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  4. "For we all have the same enemy whispering in our ear ... "you will be like God"... And now and then we start to claim what belongs to Him alone." AMEN!
    i struggle with this, too. not in the area of motherhood (anymore), but of my past. giving God the glory. He redeemed, He rescued, He works it out. not me. noooooot me!

    happy mother's day!

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  5. Thank you friends for your sweet words and Mother's Day wishes!! God bless!!

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