Encouragement for Every Woman, Every Mama

God called Eve “the mother of all living” and I believe every woman is a mama because we all bring life to the world in some way. So wherever you are, whatever your story may be…I’m celebrating you this Mother’s Day!

Mama necklace by @lisaleonard from @dayspring

Mama Necklace by Lisa Leonard from DaySpring.com

Can I tell you a secret?

I am in awe of mothers.

The hand-holding, brow-wiping, life-changing women of the world.

I love how mothers create, bring life into the world, nourish souls, tie the shoelaces of the future.

I love how they wrestle about where to send kids to school, and what to get for Christmas, and how to take the seed of a life and grow it into strong, tall faith.

I love the way they laugh about too much poop and mountains of laundry and the beautiful chaos that they somehow keep spinning in orbit.

I love how time etches memories across their faces, like little lines in an extraordinary story, and the way their eyes light up when someday someone calls them, “Grandma.”

I love how they throw their arm in front of you at a sudden stop in the car even if you’re not their child, even when their hair is silver, even when nursing and diapers feel like so many moons ago.

I love how even women without children {I was one until I adopted my 21 year-old daughter last year} somehow feel the need to nurture, to grow, to pour themselves into the next generation like so much water that just never stops. Mothers of the heart if not the body.

I don’t know where you are this morning but I wish I could cup your face in my hands and whisper this, “You are a good mother. You are making a difference. You are beautiful.”

Then I’d drop my hands and smile at you. And in a moment you’d be busy again doing what you do and I’d watch the miracle.

The miracle of motherhood.

The ordinary-extraordinary.

The divine with a little dirt under its nails.

Author Jill Churchill said: “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”

And with all of you mother-wonders out there?

I don’t think I’ll ever stop counting.

Happy Mama’s Day!


Holley Gerth

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p.s. I struggled with infertility with many years and I know that Mother’s Day can be a difficult time for many. I wrote a post for Lysa Terkeurst called Hope When Mother’s Day is Hard that you can read here. I pray it encourages you!

p.p.s. Will I get to see you at the Raising Generations Today Conference this October? My daughter Lovelle and I would love to hug you! Make sure to say hi if you’ll be there!

Looking for Mother’s Day gifts? My books will encourage the women in your life!

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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