Guest post: Courage Through Motherhood
Today, I am honored to share a post written by Deborah Taylor, author of the blog Pink Velvet Co. Here guest post is titled: Courage Through Motherhood. When we first started collaborating on this project, I had no idea how close to our hearts this would become. Previously, I wrote a post about teaching your child not to fear; but, I forgot about all you mamas out there. How do we show YOU how to have courage as well? Continue reading to find out:
What does it mean to live a FULL life?
Is it measured by the years you live? The countries you visit | stamps in your passport? Living fully, meaning getting all that you want in life by hitting every base, or even goal, or priority?
[What does it mean to have courage through motherhood?]
I was scrolling through my Facebook feed tonight and realized that it was the one year anniversary of the death of a little boy I followed who battled and conquered cancer. Oh death where is your sting? Thus, the Lord healed his body and now he is in heaven totally brand new. Praise Jesus! His mom finished her memorial post with this quote by Abraham Lincoln. For and foremost, today more than ever… As so many grieve the loss of a precious loved one, this is so fitting.
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the Life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln
Amen to that! The last two weeks have been so heavy for me. A little boy tragically died just a couple weeks before his first birthday. Today he would have been ONE! To say I can understand the devastation is a bold-faced lie. But Lord knows my obsession on my Elijah. The very thought of him gone makes my insides ache. Actually, I can’t even fathom. Regardless, this sweet family has endured two loses just two years apart.
Emotions have to be earth-shatteringly raw!
I reached out to his momma because I needed her to know my heart cries and grieves with hers. Her son haunts my thoughts and dreams and I am a prayer warrior for her and their family. She is incredible. She is human, but her faith is strong. Powerful. She is a warrior. Furthermore, a soldier in God’s army. I can see the impact she and her family are having on this world and it blows my mind. Even so, this tiny, little, 11 month old, angel boy has made men cry, strangers kneel and call upon the Lord and has taught us all lessons we will carry forever. Without a doubt, talk about living a FULL LIFE.
Can I get an amen?!?
More so, my emotions are all over the place seeing people hurt and grieve the loss of loved ones. We are NOT promised tomorrow. Additionally, God does NOT promise that there will be no trials or tribulations… BUT!! He promises to walk side by side, hand in hand with us through the fire. My Hope is in the Lord and I will choose every day to live my life to the fullest because each day on earth is a day closer to living in eternity. And that’s where I’m going!! It takes COURAGE to live by faith. Some days you feel like you’re flying blind. GOD WHERE ARE YOU?! HOW CAN YOU ALLOW THIS?! But with courage through motherhood, you can make it out of the storm knowing God is BIGGER!
“Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to shaken.” Psalms 55:22
“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalms 62:5-6
In conclusion, #welovecouragewoodall.