How it all began!

Several years ago I posted an online newsletter when I was teaching my Women of Substance class at Mission Hills Church. It was titled “What does Valentine’s Day mean to me as a single woman – never married?” I typed that God has given me a full life and that I have learned to be content in my singleness. But I said that the one regret I have is to not be able to have a “mother’s heart” as I heard referred to about biological mothers of children. Immediately tears started to well up in my eyes.

Instead of wiping always the tears and continuing with my entry, I decided to sit with it and pray asking God to show me what the tears were truly all about. God impressed on my heart that He HAD given me a mother’s heart for the students I deal with who do not have mothers or who are estranged from their mothers. He said a mother’s heart 1) nurtures, 2) sacrifices, and 3) protects. He reminded me of students and others He has touched through me in each of those three ways.┬áThen He showed me how it’s not just single women He has given a mother’s heart to but ALL women – infertile women, women who’ve had abortions, empty nest women with grown children, and women who have lost children. He showed me women who have ┬ánurtured, sacrificed, and protected people throughout time. More to come…