Have you ever felt overwhelmed as a mother?
I remember well those first few minutes, days and hours
when I held my own precious bundle of life.
Emotions flooded my soul
as I held her sleeping body.
Clickety clack went the Russian train as it carried us back toMoscow.
Unknowns screamed for my attention
but as I gazed down at her face
so at peace as she slept through the night ride
as I could do was whisper thanks to the One who planned
that I would mother her for life.
especially mothers in poverty stricken countries.
Mothers who look longingly,
at their little ones
and struggle with vast unknowns.
protection. Things I have in abundance here.
Day after day is a struggle to survive for these mothers
who hold their young close to their hearts as I do mine.
I can only try to imagine.
My life is so different
but I long to make a difference.
As I mother my two adopted daughters here in the States
life is so different for us.
but resources abound.
God knows how my heart reaches out during long nights when sleep is far
and my prayers go around the world. Praying for them.
Mothers and children.
Needs are so great.
How can we who have so much
do less than give our very best.
My life could have so easily been one of continued survival for the simple necessities
but instead He chose to use my heart to shine a light on the need
and to urge those who read these words to reach out to these mothers
in any way possible. To give myself in anyway I can.
To go if I could…yes, to go and work side by side.
At the heart of motherhood is a deep, powerful love for your child.
A love that strengthens in the toughest of times
that digs its heels in saying
no matter what
your life, my precious child, is more important than mine
I will take care of you,
teach you to survive.
I do the same for mine and so do all those mothers in poverty stricken places.
What can you and I do to celebrate and support these mothers?
Check out the Child Survival Program of Compassion.
It helps saves the lives of babies and mothers in poverty by utilizing
local churches to assist them.
Mothers can give their children a chance.
Mothers whose hearts beat for their children as deeply as my heart beats for mine.
God uses everything to serve His Purpose.
For many years
as I waited and longed to become a mother
Mother’s Day was a difficult day
Today I long for it to be a day
when I not only celebrate God’s goodness to me
but also use it to focus on the needs of mothers in poverty.
Let’s help them.
Let’s do what we can to ease the suffering.
Thank you Compassion for this program that touches the heart of all mothers.