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A Mother’s Influence

A stay at home mom’s job is usually unappreciated. Not by her children, nor by her spouse or peers, but by mom herself!

Today, more than ever, there are so many opportunities and possibilities for a woman to shine in the corporate world, in the arts, in sports, in politics, and virtually in any arena we’d wish to. I should know; I’m an entrepreneur.

In today’s society, success is measured by a rank, position, or amount of zeros on a paycheck.

While motherhood is not a position you can retire from, get benefits, or even use as a reference on your résumé, it is interesting to point out how difficult it is to actually try to put a price or assign an annual salary to a stay-at-home mom. Whether single or married, we are on call 24/7 with few or no breaks, yet we juggle so many professions at once:  cook, taxi driver, housekeeper, CEO or CFO, nurse, tutor, counselor, teacher…and more!

a mother's influence

I once read that “motherhood is the noblest calling in the world [and] deserves the highest honor that man can give.” David O. McKay was spot on!

Sometimes, under the overwhelm, you probably find there is little truth on that statement. Consider the words of actual Presidents of the United States…verbatim:

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Abraham Lincoln

“I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” George Washington

“The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way.”– Andrew Jackson

Mothers have a powerful influence on their children. Both parents do. This is especially true when you spend more time with them.

Everything you do as a stay-at-home-mom is  important, necessary, valuable, admirable, worth it, respected, meaningful, celebrated, and extremely vital to society. Your love, discipline, guidance – or lack of it – shapes the future of a life, a generation, a country, and the world.

LOVE, APPRECIATE, and VALUE your mission and calling as a stay-at-home mom. See it for what it is: a partnership with God to save mankind. Stand proud and keep your head up when you tell others what your job is. It’s “kind of a BIG DEAL. 🙂

Thank you for ALL you do!  You were given this miraculous gift, this incredible privilege. Embrace it with gratitude…it’s the journey to happy!

What is a mother’s influence? Share your story and thoughts in the comments below.

[ela]

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"Because She Is A Mother" -  ★ Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM ♥ ★ Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM ♥

Tuesday 27th of January 2015

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Mary Hernandez

Tuesday 21st of June 2011

Well said Elayna. Sometimes we do share it as "just home" but in reality this is the key to our children's future!

Allana Cardenas

Wednesday 13th of April 2011

Amen!

I had the perfect childhood. My mother is my hero! She has been a strong backbone for our family. I have always admired my parents marriage and their true partnership. My father has told me many times that without my mother he would not be the man he is today. My brother and I agree that we would not be the people we are today without the love, support, education, discipline, and spiritual guidance she has given us. This is why it is so important to tell our mothers how much we appreciate everything that they have done for us, as well as, teach our children to be thankful for everything that we do for them. I recently purchased a book for my mom called "A Mother's Legacy : Your Life Story in Your Own Words." To me...... this will be one of the best gifts my mother can give me. Her words describing her favorite memories, scents, moments, and thoughts for the future. What a great gift for me to share with my children one day!

Thank you to all of the moms out there for everything that you do for your families. You have the most important job in the WORLD! You are shaping and mold ing the future and your legacy will live though your children.

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." ~Henry Ward Beecher

Melissandra Barrera

Monday 11th of April 2011

Just the right dose of motivation to start a new week. Thank you Ela!

Elayna Fernandez

Monday 11th of April 2011

I love that quote, Mayerling...that's true feminine power!