There’s nothing quite like it. Knowing these little souls were given to you, and only you, to care for. Our job is mighty. We are their comfort, their life source, their teacher, their caregiver, their guide. The task often seems impossible. But we put on our best smile and we do it even when we feel like we’re failing and hurting inside. All of our stories are woven together, with the common thread being love.
That’s the Beauty of Motherhood. That’s The Mom Quilt.
Motherhood is the woman who is grieving the tiny life lost inside of her, but still taking her toddler off to the park to bring joy to their day.
Motherhood is the woman who while battling illness, still finds the energy to do her very best and love her children through it.
Motherhood is the woman who takes on raising step-children, dealing with the loss of their birth mother, never for one second questioning her job.
Motherhood is the woman who is raising her children alone. All the diaper changes, feedings, sicknesses and trials are left up to her only. And yet she does it with grace, and presses on.
Motherhood is the woman who knows the best thing she can do for her baby, is to let someone else raise them.
Motherhood is the woman who understands that though their child has a terminal illness, her job is to love her like she doesn’t.
Motherhood is the woman who battles postpartum depression without the support of a tribe, helping her heal along the way, wondering if she’ll ever feel normal again.
Motherhood is the woman who never wanted to be a mother. But turns out, it’s the greatest thing she could have ever done with her life. That’s my story. And you can read about it here.
Along with countless other stories from over 60 bloggers just like us, that I guarantee will make you feel less alone. Because do you understand you’re not alone? We’re all in this together. We’re all battling our private loss and pain. And we’re all putting on a brave face for our children.
That’s the beauty of motherhood.
Proceeds for this book go to help the mothers, just like us. Mothers who are raising their children in less than desirable circumstances. Mothers who who have chosen LIFE in a situation where countless others don’t. Mothers who aren’t sure they’re ever going to be able to give their children a better life than they had. Mothers like you and me, who are just doing their very best.
The Mercy House exists to engage, empower and disciple women in Jesus’ name. It was founded by Kristen Welch, blogger at We Are THAT Family, and author of Rhinestone Jesus (affiliate link provided for your convenience). After a visit to Kenya rocked her world and left her with a mission, The Mercy House was born.
(Photo credit to The Mercy House)
100% of the money from purchases of this book will go toward building a water well in Kenya on Mercy House property. Currently, water is trucked in from miles away. It is costly in time and money and we would love to take away that stress and expense from the ministry so they are freed up to focus on other areas.
In order to serve the mission the best way possible, we are starting out with an e-book. Profit is dramatically lowered when a hard book is published, and we want to get that well raised as quickly as possible. Our goal is to raise the money by Thanksgiving.
Would you consider supporting the mission? What a great win-win, encouragement for the moms and water for Kenya.
Purchase the e-book here or click on any of the purchase now images. A suggested minimum donation of $9.99 is recommended, but feel free to give whatever you feel led to.