As I write this post I must say that "I love being a MOM" Being a mom is something that is means the world to me. As the saying goes anyone can be a mother but it takes a special person to be a mom. I found out at a very young age that just because you have a baby it doesn't make you a mom. Growing up in the child protective system I had my fair share of moms. I learned a lot along the way some good and some bad but I wouldn't change what I been through because it made me who I am today. When I am asked who I am I respond with I'm a mom first. You become a mother the day you conceive and as you carry that baby you should be preparing yourself to be a mom. God gifted you with the opportunity to care for his child and raise that baby/babies the way he would. Just because you have the capability to carry a child doesn't automatically make you a mom. Being a mom is very special gift and it doesn't come natural to everyone. I must say that growing up the way I did made me want to be the best mom I could be since I didn't have a mom. My mother stopped being a mom to me at the age of five. We never had a relationship, I didn't get the mom and daughter talks about god, friends, life, love, boys, my body or anything else. I learned most of what I know from trial and error and that's not what a mom does. Not having a mom was hard to deal with growing up and it wasn't until I had my first child that I began to realize how much I missed. I always new that a mom's love is supposed to be unconditional but the rest I didn't get until I became one. Once I became a mom that became my number one job. I couldn't believe that God entrusted such a broken person to become a mom. I promised him that even though I may have not had a mom I was going to be the best mom I could possibly be to my child. I made mistakes over the years, I have made not brought my children into the world in traditional standards because of the fact I was broken but I must say that I love each and everyone of them my birth born and my children I have picked up along the way during the course of being a mom to my own children. I feel that every child needs a mom no matter if it is their birth mom or a surrogate. I take being a mom very serious it is not the child's fault they were born and if you believe it or not they are a gift given to us by God and he doesn't make any mistakes. Every child that is conceived has a purpose to fulfill and if that child is loved, nurtured, cared for and lead in the right direction the can fulfill that purpose much sooner. They will still make mistakes but they will quickly get back in line and know that life is bigger than them and they have something to accomplish so they will live in a way to accomplish their purpose in life. We have to many mother's not doing their jobs and the world is suffering for it. So I will work to be a mom to all those that come in contact with me and I see that the need that. The kingdom has work for all of us to do and being a mom is a powerful position to hold. It is a position that I will not ever resign from because as long as we have children in foster care, children in group homes, children in abusive homes, children having children, children hurting themselves and others I will have a job to do. I love each and every one of my babies and I will be here for them until the day I die. I know and understand that being a mom is a job that every woman is not qualified to do. I know that just because you have what is need to be a mom don't make you a mom. What are you doing to be a "MOM"? Are you loving, leading and guiding our babies to be purposeful people of society or are you raising up confused, hurt, lost children that will take years to uncover their true purpose in their life. Let's stop being mother's and start being moms our babies need us! God needs us!
Many Blessing & Much Love
Tisha dolby - Author
To whom much is given much is required, broken for a purpose, God can trust me with my scars....these are just a few quotes I've adopted along the way to walking in my Purpose!
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