Today's post is a call to take care of mothers. It is tough being a mother and I am just a mother of one. I can't imagine what it would be like to have 2 or 4 or maybe even 6 children hanging off of my legs asking me to feed them, bathe them or clean up their messes.
Motherhood is a selfless "occupation." It requires constantly giving and constantly putting children before self but it is rewarding with their smiles, their sweet noises and I am looking forward to the affection back.
But at times it is rough, it is tough and it is draining. People have said as long as the baby is healthy, which is very important, very important. But I think we need to start saying as long as baby AND mom are healthy.
So this is my call to all of you to any of your mom friends, whether you are a mom yourself, a married gal without kids or a single girl, take time to take care of your mom friends. Buy her a pedicure. Take her out for a cup of coffee. Offer to watch her children for 30 minutes or more (!) so she can take a shower, or drink a pumpkin spice latte, or to even just sit for a few minutes on the couch and allow her thoughts to catch up with her.
Not near any of your mom friends? Write her a letter or note of encouragement. Tell her she is doing a great job, tell her you are thinking about her and how much you love her. Let her know that she is still who she is before she became a mom. Tell her she is beautiful.
This is my call while mom is taking care of the children to tell her her family and friends are taking care of her.
p.s. Have I told how much I love bath time with Caleb?