Dear Mama & A Giveaway Recap!


Dear Mama,

I want you to know that no matter what season of motherhood you are in, that you are loved and appreciated right where you are. I know this time in our lives can often feel lonely, exhausting and mundane. When you feel as if no one notices all that your hands touch each day, the words of correction and love spoken, the countless hours pouring over lesson plans and curriculum building, the noses wiped, or the knees bandaged, know that God sees. He sees it all, and He wants you to know that you are a good mama. He has given you the tools and equipped you with all that you need. Lean in closer, and know that when you feel weak, it’s okay. Allow His strength to uphold you. For without Him, we can do nothing.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
(2 Cor. 12:9)

For those whose children are grown and have moved on, oh how your heart aches. You will never stop being a mama, and you will never stop being needed. It’s hard to give our children wings to fly, and allow them to make their own choices. But He sees you there, down on your knees as you keep your children and all they do ever before Him in prayer. He promises that He will not leave them. Don’t ever think you didn’t do enough to prepare them for the road ahead. You did enough and now they must walk the path which you paved in tears alone. But they will be okay, I promise you!

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. (Proverbs 22:6)

And to those mamas in waiting, oh how He loves you! I cannot begin to understand the depth of your heartache, but I know the One who holds you in the palm of His hand. He sees every tear you cry. He knows the ache in your heart. I pray for you, that He would strengthen you in the waiting season, and give you the courage to move forward, leaning in close and trusting Him along the way. I pray that He will grant the desire of your heart, as you surrender your dream of motherhood into His hands.

Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! (Psalm 27:14)

I pray on this Mother’s Day that you will know how very much He cherishes you, not as a mother, but as a Daughter. He has called you by name. You are His and He delights in you. You are His chosen daughter and He has girded you with strength and grace to continue to walk this journey, no matter which path you are on.

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There are just a few more days to enter the fabulous giveaways here are 5 Minutes for Faith. I have linked them below. Head on over today and enter for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes.

Fed Up With Flat Faith giveaway

Growing In Love art print giveaway

Lisa Leonard “Feed Your Soul” necklace giveaway

Young Living Essential Oils giveaway

These giveaways will remain open until 9PM (Central Time) on Wednesday, May 15th. Winners will be chosen using All winners will be notified by email and announced at 5 Minutes for Faith on Friday, May 17th. Please make sure your email address appears in the comments. (U.S. & Canada entries only.)


2 Responses to Dear Mama & A Giveaway Recap!
  1. Deb
    May 12, 2013 | 10:00 am

    Barbie, This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for blessing my day!! {{Hugs}}

  2. Dawn St Amand Paoletta
    May 13, 2013 | 10:09 pm

    Just grace-filled words from one beautiful mama. Thank you, Barbie! Love and hugs!