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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Women Don’t Matter Once They Become Mothers?


I have looked at women I knew before ever having kids and while they were pregnant with their first and wondered, “Why did she stop taking care of herself?”  "Why did I stop taking care of myself?" Today as I pondered this it hit me.  Some of us take the will and desire to take care of ourselves and the value we place in ourselves and shift all of it to our kids.  The beautiful child who we carried and brought into the world in companionship with God and our husbands is so full of beauty and promise and worth and we fall in love with them.  Ladies, they do not need YOUR worth, they have their own.  As you care for yourself your children will see that there is honor, beauty and value in mothers.  From the time they are born they are watching.  Their subconscious mind is taking in all the messages we send, their conscious mind is not developed and does not filter it.  When we fail to take care of ourselves and only get dressed up to leave, we send two messages:  “I am not important enough to take care of." and "What is happening outside the home is more important that what happens in it."  We may wonder why so many young women doubt their own value and worth and then grow up to downgrade their value as mothers and of motherhood, the answer is staring us in the face every day that we don’t take care of ourselves including our appearance.  The temple in the old testament was beautiful and ornate and great attention was paid to every detail, God cares about our appearance because our bodies are the temple to house His Spirit.  Am I saying we need to try to look like somebody on a magazine? No.  I’m saying we need to look in the mirror recognize that we are Divine Daughters of a living and loving God and give ourselves the love, attention and time we give to our children.  Our bodies are our vehicles in this life and the bodies we will get to have after we are resurrected, let’s treat them with respect and love and show God and our children that MOTHERS and MOTHERHOOD MATTER!
Love,
Liz King Bradley
Energy Coach and Speaker for Finding the Truth in YOU!


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2 comments:

  1. This is a great message! I think the part that stuck out to me most, that probably should be obvious but isn't to most of us moms, is this quote: When we fail to take care of ourselves and only get dressed up to leave, we send two messages: “I am not important enough to take care of." and "What is happening outside the home is more important that what happens in it. So true!

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  2. Thanks, Alysia. I also enjoyed your post at http://empoweringmothers.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/the-parable-of-the-photograph/ about how we get a skewed vision of ourselves and need help sometimes to see the beauty that is already there.

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