Spiritual "Moms"

Thursday, May 17, 2012 Posted by Debbie Legg

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In my lifetime I have had any number of spiritual moms.  In fact, I have had so many that I truly cannot list them all.  I am a firm believer that if you nurture, if you take care of, if you encourage, feed, clothe, listen to, teach,* then you mother. 

There is the spiritual mom I watch comfort a screaming toddler.  She teaches me the value of a low lullaby and a soft shoulder. 
There is the spiritual mom who battles chronic illness with purpose and joy.  She teaches me about purposeful joy.

There is the spiritual mom who, well, she is just herself.  Her unconventionality inspires me to be truly me.

There is the spiritual mom who tried something completely unexpected and loves it.  I learned that the only failure is not to try.

There is the spiritual mom who lost her husband, who teaches me courage and true reliance on God. 

There is the spiritual mom whose child battles addiction.  From her I learn perseverance and unconditional love.

There are the spiritual moms who balance a full-time job with a full-time family.  I learn more from them than I can list here.

There are spiritual moms who use creative correction with their children.  My relationship with my sons has been invaluably influenced for the better.

There are spiritual moms who speak life to me, be it through their books, blogs or facebook statuses.

 Some of my spiritual moms are reading this right now.  Four of them wrote about spiritual moms this week. 
Mother is a verb, not a noun. ~Unknown

*Not an exhaustive list 

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