There's Many Types of Moms

There’s Many Types of Moms

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Today’s post is short but with a BIG message! Mother’s Day is always bittersweet for me because my mother and grandmother have been gone for many years now and I was very close to both of them. Plus, I’m not a mother.

But, as I was considering how to write this, I couldn’t help but think about all the women who are mothers in different ways. This is a tribute to all of them whether biologically-related or not.

My mother was incredible and I’ve written about her often. She not influenced me and my brother but all the kids she taught in grade school. And there are ladies all over the world who influence and affect children and young adults and they should be praised too.

These women are counselors, Godmothers, spiritual/church moms, teachers, stepmoms, mom-in-laws, grandmas, great-grandmas, adoptive moms, even big sisters who often raise their younger siblings. Any woman who is a role model in my book is a mom!

The Bible even talks about older women influencing younger women, teaching them how to love their husbands and be good wives. Read this verse below:

So that they may encourage the young women to tenderly love their husbands and their children, to be sensible, pure, makers of a home [where God is honored], good-natured, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. ~ Titus 2:4-5 (AMP)

Women were made with a nurturing spirit and it came directly from God. There’s a special connection between a mother, daughter and/or son, something you can’t gain anywhere else…it’s like having someone to look up to and a best friend all in one. There were things as a woman I could only talk to my mom and grandma about.

So celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend, this is to all the Moms out there whether you’ve had a child yourself or not.

So, whatever your role is to the children or young adults in your care, you’re important because you’re guiding the future generations! I salute you!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.