A Mother’s Heart

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I usually do not get too personal in my blogs but I decided to share about my experience as an adoptive mother. My husband and I welcomed two girls who were biological sisters into our home when they were ages seven and ten. There were indeed many challenges with the adoption process and learning to care for two girls that were emotionally and physically abused, but we accepted the fact that God had given them to us to nurture.

You may have given birth to a child but are you the mother that God directs you to be? As you read Proverbs 31:10-30Proverbs 31:10-30
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

10 A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband trusteth in her, And he shall have no lack of gain. 12 She doeth him good and not evil All the days of her life. 13 She seeketh wool and flax, And worketh willingly with her hands. 14 She is like the merchant-ships; She bringeth her bread from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night, And giveth food to her household, And their task to her maidens. 16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it; With the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, And maketh strong her arms. 18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is profitable: Her lamp goeth not out by night. 19 She layeth her hands to the distaff, And her hands hold the spindle. 20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household; For all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22 She maketh for herself carpets of tapestry; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. 23 Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land. 24 She maketh linen garments and selleth them, And delivereth girdles unto the merchant. 25 Strength and dignity are her clothing; And she laugheth at the time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, And eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying: 29 Many daughters have done worthily, But thou excellest them all. 30 Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; But a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.

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you will notice there are many attributes that a Godly woman should exemplify.  The passage aptly portrays the perfect wife and mother.

I had a woman contact me recently in frustration that even though she wanted to adopt a child she could not do so because of her past history with the law. She had changed her perspective on life but the past came back to haunt her. She already had biological children but wanted to adopt more. I strongly encouraged her to make it her primary focus to be the best mother she could be to her own children and also to find ways to show love to other children in a motherly way. Thus, she could fulfill the passion in her heart for children.

If you are childless, past child bearing age or do not have any children of your own, there are many ways to reach out to hurting children. There are precious children everywhere just waiting for someone to show them some positive affirmation, attention and love. You might be that bright light in a child’s otherwise drab daily existence.

Let’s show a true mother’s heart to a special child today! Have you considered being a foster parent or adopting a child?

Link to a Facebook page with information on parenting a child . https://www.facebook.com/FosterParentingAdoption

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