Momma, How You Inspire Other Moms Every Day in Amazing Ways
(Inside: Momma, you inspire me, you inspire us – all of us fellow moms who see you at the grocery store, the school, and work. Read about the amazing impact you make every single day.)
This article is also published as my guest post on Moms Magazine.
I love reading a good blog post or book, hearing an inspirational speech, or watching a heartfelt movie.
But most often those moments pass and I forget what I’ve learned or what moved my heart or made me declare I will forever change my perspective because of the inspiration…
Instead, I’ve found…
The inspiration that sticks with me is what – or who – I see daily.
Like, my mom friend who meets me each week at the pool. We sit with our feet dangling in the water, admiring how much our kids have improved at swimming. We chat and laugh and declare each other the funniest people ever. Because we are.
Or the mom I sit with as we watch our sons play football. When my son gets hit in the face with a football and is weepy the rest of practice, she empathizes with me as I debate if I should pull him off the field or let him tough it out.
Also, the mom-friend who shares her real thoughts with me. Things that are hard about life.
And the army of moms who wait to pick up our kids from school together. We chat about everything and nothing. Rain or shine. In yoga pants or high heels. Grumpy or happy. We always show up to grab our little scholars.
My mom-friend who writes and directs amazing plays for our kids to perform at school. She shares her talent so freely.
My mom-friend who was widowed way too young. Every time we chat, I feel the need to encourage her – yet, she always ends up encouraging me.
Her faith, resilience, and ability to press on despite her pain move my heart.
My mom-friends who’ve gone back to school. What a hard and busy time to go back to school, yet they bravely do.
My mom-friend who entered a part of her novel into a contest and won. She has three editors asking to see the full manuscript. She inspires me by following her dreams despite the chaos of raising three kids (one with special needs).
And my mom-friend who walked away from an impressive career because she found it to be soul-killing.
My co-worker who left me a card on my desk welcoming me back to work after I took six years off to be a stay-at-home mom. She encourages me with her stories of being a working mom and lightens my teaching load by sharing her materials with me.
Friends who have persevered through depression, hard changes, family crises…you name it, life’s challenges surround us, but so does perseverance and resilience.
Like, my sister who, after much debate, pulled her son out of school and took on homeschooling. She’s nailing all of it.
Or my cheerleader friend whose daily living challenges and encourages me to dive deeper into my faith.
And women who are past my stage of life. They encourage me with their stories, kind words, and help.
Some of the most inspirational people I know aren’t famous and don’t have a huge following. They are quiet mama-world-changers. They are a best-kept secret.
They encourage my heart with their consistency, their daily joy, their persistence, their love for their families, their ability to dream, their faith.Some of the most #inspirational people I know aren't famous and don’t have a huge following. They are quiet mama-world-changers. They are a best-kept secret. #moms #momlife #motherhood #encouragement Click To Tweet
Mommas, our everyday living matters. You inspire every day.
So, how come we forget this so easily? How come we sometimes think that what we do every day is not important enough? Because, the words that I hear from my friends – they are like seeds. They plant encouragement in my heart that grows and often sustains me through the day.
Everyday living matters. Everyday living is inspirational.
You are important. You are inspirational.
Importance of Motherhood Series
Do you really understand how important, how vital, how life-giving your role as a mom is?
Maybe you feel like you just poured the bowl of cereal this morning, but that’s not all you did. You nourished your kid. And through simple daily interactions, you teach responsibility, leadership, love, grace, faith, courage, and kindness. Your child will go out into life and share his or her gifts. Then pass everything you taught down to their kids. And next, their grandkids – your impact keeps rolling.
I’m getting chill bumps. Your ordinary work is extraordinary.
Let me continue to convince you through the full series on the importance of motherhood and how you inspire every single day:
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Cheryl is a mom of 3 boys, wife, speaker, high school teacher, and author of Empowered Moms & Kids. She has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is passionate about learning and teaching. On www.empoweredmomsandkids.com you’ll find inspiration and encouragement for moms raising tweens and/or teens. Read more in the “about” section of this page.
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