Wednesday, May 7, 2008

What Motherhood Means to Me

5Minutesformom is hosting a photo contest on what motherhood means to you . . . or me . . . or whatever pronoun should conclude that sentence. I started not to participate, but then I realized that, as a mother of five, I probably had a word or two I could say on the subject. And Lord knows I've got pictures to back it up. So, here goes.

Motherhood to me is, quite simply, love. A deep, abiding love that causes you to put another ever before yourself. A sacrificial love. Motherhood is passing that love on to another . . . . or maybe several other . . . little human beings. Motherhood is seeing your 17-year-old son not be embarrassed to carry around the little ones at church.

Julia Lynne

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