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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Rules the World

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Rules the World. You probably have heard this expression before - or maybe not - it is a rather old expression when motherhood really was celebrated.  It means, the person who is raising the children is influencing tomorrow's world leaders.  Think about it.  Do you think President Obama's mother knew she was raising the 44th President of the U.S.A?  Do you think  Beyonce's mother knew that she was raising one of the greatest singers of this generation?  Do you think actress, Scarlett Johansson's mother knew she was raising a world recognized movie star?  Being a mother is one of the most important jobs in the world - you could be raising the next President of the United States, or the next scientist who finds the cure for cancer, or the next compassionate adult who says a kind word to someone who is contemplating suicide, and because of that kind word, decides life is worth living.  Greatness.  That is what you are doing - raising greatness.  Whether that greatness is a world leader, or a leader in their home and community, motherhood has an amazing impact on the future of our world.

Not only is motherhood important, it is powerful.  You have been blessed with shaping the identity and character of someone who looks to you for direction, wisdom, and most of all love.  By taking time to encourage your children,  correcting  and disciplining them when they are wrong, setting an example of good character, you are helping to shape the leaders of tomorrow - these children will grow up one day and vote.  They will vote to raise or lower your taxes, decide public policy, be the doctor that examines you when you are old. 

When you are feeling overwhelmed, when you are not sure the sacrifice of time and energy are worth it, remember that you are investing in your children's tomorrow, as well as your own.  God is like that too, He invests in us everyday - providing us with unconditional love, a warm hug from our kids, food to eat, and the knowledge that we are never alone.. 

So Moms - Rock that cradle, hug that child, rule your world!

Pat

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