As a prolifer, a public one at that, I deal with all kinds of moms. A LOT.
As moms, we go to the sidewalk to empower other moms keep their unborn children with real options and solutions. As moms, we go on outreaches to show the public WHY motherhood is better than a trail of tears from aborting children who are innocent of all crimes. As moms, we teach our families the importance of the ‘office’ of mom, the ‘career’ of mom, the unpaid super hero since the very beginning of time.
And as a mom, I can tell you that through the great parenting you received as a child, you can be the mom you are meant to be. All it takes is time, patience, and tons of LOVE.
BUT (there’s always a but in there) what about the rest of us who learned on the job, had no training, and is the product of non-parent parents?
Without going into great personal detail, I can tell you from experience that you will mimic what you are taught, even passively. This is why women who are parented by a non-parent need to find those women you admire to get what you need as a mom of your own family.
There are moms EVERYWHERE that want to pass on their abilities to women who want to learn and glean from them. They can come from anywhere, you may already know of some without even realizing it. Maybe it’s a favorite aunt, a neighbor, a woman at church, a friend. I learned much from people who never knew I paid attention.
We thank God for moms no matter where they are in their parenting or non-parenting journey. Every mom is a teacher and teachable. All you you have to do is care enough to listen to them, cry with them, laugh with them, and just be there.
Happy Mother’s Day!