You are a world changer, mom.
That’s right, you.
You sitting there in your yoga pants next to your coffee cup that you’ve already reheated twice. You walking into the office and rocking that stain on your shoulder proving you were used as a tissue this morning. You taking that late night call from your grown child who needs mom’s comfort.
You carrying a screaming child out of the library with another clinging to your leg while everyone stares. You feeding the pack of hungry teenagers gathered in your kitchen after the ball game. You tackling the never ending pile of laundry.
You are a world changer.
As mothers we intrinsically have a direct impact on society with each child we raise. We are shaping and molding the next generation. A generation that will determine the path of our world. Talk about weighty. Perhaps we should ask for a raise, eh? 😉
When I look at the role of motherhood with this perspective I feel empowered. But it’s so easy for me to lose sight of this in the midst of searching for missing socks, cleaning marker off ceilings (don’t ask), and breaking up the 227th sibling squabble of the day. It’s so easy to question if any of it really matters.
Oh, but it does matter. It does count. I spent the beginning of my journey in motherhood under the impression that the important world changing work happened outside of my home. It happened in the workplace or on the mission field. Friends, that is a straight up lie. Loving and raising your children is where world changing begins.
The majority of motherhood is made up of small, seemingly insignificant tasks. Days full of rather ordinary moments. But it’s in these moments that the foundation of our legacy is built. The place from which world changers rise.
So the next time you pass by a mirror, stop and look that woman in the eye and remind her that she’s a world changer. Because you, mom, are changing the world one heart at a time.