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What Is a Mother?

Apr 28, 2021 04:59PM ● By Dr. Rodger

My thoughts for the month…

Are dedicated to all the wonderful Moms of the world. 

What is a Mother?  

A mother understands what a child does not say. Indeed, there exists a dynamic connection between a mother and her children. Mothers can hear sentences in the silences of their children.  Mothers have the special gift of intuition because it gives her a strong sense of what is right for her children, what they are good at, how they may excel in the future, and what gifts and abilities she wants to make sure are developed in their lives as they grow to become a contributing member of society.

Mothers are timeless teachers in the classroom of life. Mothers are the most influential educators of our children. Of all their many attributes it all comes down to her heart; a mother’s heart has everything to do with the tenderness, the toughness, the compassion and the love that she delivers at the correct times as the children develop. There is nothing quite as comforting as having a mother’s arm wrapped around you when you are sad, lonely, or afraid.

Mothers teach us to have confidence in ourselves. Mothers know from experience how important it is for children to believe in themselves in order to be whole, strong, and to grow with a healthy belief in themselves… and of themselves. One way for a mother to breed confidence in her children is to affirm, sustain, support, encourage and continually sharpen their thinking. A healthy sense of self-confidence can result in a person achieving more and celebrating themselves more. When a mother shares with her children the lessons she’s learned in life, it gives them the space to believe in themselves, as there is no limit to the greatness children can attain or the great things children can accomplish.

Mothers have often shaped our world from the cradle by rocking, nurturing and instructing children who grow up to achieve life-changing and history-making accomplishments. For every preacher, president, volunteer worker, employee, fashionista, technician, community worker, doctor and caregiver (among many others), there is a mother behind them who fostered her child to reach his or her full potential.

Mothers teach us to live out our legacy. Scripture is certainly consistent about reminding us that we will reap what we sow, and for many of us, our mothers, the greatest women in our lives, sowed beautiful seeds of truth, wisdom, joy, peace and unconditional love. Good mothers have always made a difference and will continue to do so. A heartfelt “thank you” to my wife, the mother of my children. 

To all mothers, have a Happy Mother’s Day,

Dr. D Rodger ND, MBA 

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