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Anna works full-time for DaySpring from Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and four kids. Anna is the author of A Moment of Christmas and Pumpkin Spice for Your Soul, and she shares the good stuff of the regular, encouraging you to see the ordinary glory in your everyday.

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  1. This is just wonderful for today! I brought tears to my eyes just reading this. So true about all of us mothers and we are all
    mothers even if we have no children every woman has someone to mother! God made us for that purpose and we can find
    the good even in the everyday mundane!

  2. Thank you for sharing what I feel every day.

    My heart is tender towards babies and children. They have so much to grow into and we have to teach them as the Holy Spirit Teaches us from day to day.

    Mothers are God’s gifts to families. I’m so blessed because of my grandmother and mother who taught me the love of Christ.

    Pray for guidance and set the best example that you can to love and forgive and ask for forgiveness.

    Enjoy your day.


  3. This was a wonderful description of being a mom, especially when motherhood goes unplanned. After an 8 year estrangement with my oldest, just as described, I still love him with all I am. Thankful to the Lord for helping me find discernment in my brokenness.

  4. Such beautiful words! I do have 1 quibble with your statement “we know we didn’t begin until they arrived”. The moments God gives before children (in whatever shape or form they come in) are still God ordained, nurturing, informing time preparing for whatever is next. With or without a mothering role. No wasted molecules of time. We begin when God says so not when a particular role or relationship begins. We are valuable, complex beings because of Who made us not because of what we do or role we fulfill. Yes celebrate being moms!!! Celebrate the Creator Who’s idea it was to have moms to start with!!! ALL begins with Him.

  5. So beautiful and so true. Would not trade my life as a Mom for anything!
    Mother’s Day is a mixed bag of emotions for me. Five years ago my youngest son went home to Jesus. His suffering is over and I miss him every day. Thank You Jesus for Your sacrifice and all of Your promises.

  6. Anna love this post even though have not got kids and never have. Was not braved enough to give birth. Did Childminding for 19 years. Yes even though not a mum and never will be. I love the Nieces and Nephews my sister’s have given me. I am the only one saved along with my Husband. So I know God is for us all and loves us all. So I pray for them all. Love them all as if they where my own. Plus say God word verses after prayed over them over them and claim them over them. I treat my sister’s kids as if they were my own. My sister’s know that. I tell them I love them so does Jesus. I live my Life for Jesus in front of them. Pray they will see Jesus in me and my Husband want what we have. That is know Jesus as well for themselves. As that would make me so happy. Love today’s reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  7. Anna,

    Moms are super special human beings. They care for the children & family more than themselves. I met one mom today 04/15/23 at a clothing give away. She was looking for clothes for her youngsters. I took it upon myself to find her some nice clothes also. She needs to be pampered. Most moms love their lives even i the midst of chaos. Yes! God is for all of us!!

    Blessings 🙂