There is a saying that was popular for quite awhile, “God couldn’t be everywhere so he created Mom’s.” Well, I understand the sentiment around it, but I don’t agree with it. God is everywhere and the proof of that is in the people around us, the sky above us, the earth and water below us and all the beauty around us. Mother’s are just a part of that.
I want to give tribute to that segment of God-sent Mothers often called the Step-Moms. Now, if anything represents God’s presence, it is often these selfless women who step up to the plate to raise another woman’s child. Not only do they have to learn to discipline in a way that is unusually scrutinized, but they must give their time in doing homework with the children, running them to the doctor, sitting up with them at night when they are scared and celebrating birthdays knowing that the child probably wishes that another person was there.
My heart goes out to each of you. You have a calling from God to fill the nurturing needs of these children whether through death or desertion. He has given each of you a heart that is bigger and a love that is stronger, all the more to “train up a child in the way they should go.” And when times are not quite as sweet as they should be, look to God, He is waiting to lead you in your next words, encourage you in your next steps and hold you while you cry alone in your room. He is always there.
Thank you for loving our children; you know who you are.