What Does It Mean to Be A Mother?

When I look at the beautiful children in our school, I see only two types of people: those who will become fathers and those who will become mothers. Not that they will all follow a married vocation!

Our poor unhappy world is desperately in need of fathers and mothers in every state in life. Since there are many articles, speeches and books written on the need for good fathers in our culture today, and I have so little time and space to write, I will limit myself to what I am more qualified by nature to address: the perfection of beauty in creation called "mother".

Perhaps because I am a woman and have a perspective unique to my gender, I am seeing, at every level of community and in every state in life, the desperate need for mothers. Here are a few thoughts for you, which I will just present in a random, meditative pattern since I have been thinking of this for a long time.

My fellow woman

I doubt

that you realize even a little

what you can become.

Take a minute

in your busy schedule,


to visit with me.

Please don't mistake

my thoughts

for negativity.

I tend to study the shadow

cast by the light of God

on the object

of my thinking.


A woman

who is not

a mother

is not fulfilled.

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