Someone gave me an amazing book as a Mother’s Day gift, and it was titled “Encouraging Words for a Mother’s Heart.” In it is a collection of heart-warming poems and sayings. Among the ones that tugged at my heartstrings, the one below also seemed more in line with how I raised my daughter.
A Mother’s Creed
I will worry less about my children and trust God more.
I will commit them into the Lord’s care.
I will love my children unconditionally and let them know I do.
I will believe in them constantly and encourage them often.
I will pray for them daily.
I will teach them responsibility for their own actions.
I will try to be an example of Godliness, but I will be unafraid to let them see my faults.
I will give them generous doses of laughter interspersed with fun.
I will release them when they are grown, but they will always be my own.
—-Rebecca Barlow Jordan