Every mom visualizes the moment when her perfect baby will emerge from the womb—the joy of her heart and life. But the first sounds she hears are not the sweet cooing of a contented infant, but the sharp wails of a screaming stranger. Years that follow may bring a love-hate tug of war between “I love you always,” and a “Who is this, child, anyway?” Is there a true joy of motherhood?
Joy of Motherhood
Oh yes–at least for me. In spite of child rearing challenges, teen-age traumas, postpartum depression, and a host of worries and fears that threatened my stamina at times, I can heartily testify that no joy compares to the joy of motherhood. No matter how deep the pain, no matter the losses or gain, our children are still bone of our bone, and flesh of our flesh.
God Ushers in the Joy of Motherhood
It is the work of God that pushes pain into the background, and ushers joy to the forefront of a mother’s heart. Just like His unconditional love for us, a mother can never sever her love for her child. – Rebecca Barlow Jordan