Mothers must never be overlooked! They must be recognized beyond Mother’s Day. The world needs more good mothers who care about their families and about the lives of many others. This book emphasizes the importance of mothers, and shares many important but oft-overlooked things about them. Mothers are human beings too, and they need appreciation. Many mothers do not talk about their struggles, but this does not mean that they do not struggle. Rather, they prefer to celebrate their successes.
This book is divided into three sections. The first section provides insight into the life of a girl and her search for a companion. It reminds girls of the importance of learning, since they need knowledge to manage their families. Girls should participate in sports, and their parents should be there to support and celebrate them. The last few chapters of the first section provide insight into finding a companion and into courtship, so that girls would not hurt themselves as some of their mothers had done.
The second section provides insight into motherhood. It starts by explaining some of the things that a woman experiences in the process of becoming a mother. It goes on to remind mothers and potential mothers of the pain they are likely to go through in labor, as it is a situation of life and death. However, unending thanks must be given to the medical staff who help women give birth and bond with their newborns.
Both stay-at-home mothers and those who are employed have to do important tasks at home to provide and care for their families. Breastfeeding may be painful, but mothers still have to do it to keep their children nourished. Enforcing discipline at home is not something associated only with fathers; mothers must also teach their children values and enforce the lessons learned.
The third and final section describes what mothers should do when their children have grown up and moved on with their own newfound love. The transition from a house where many children had been competing with and complementing each other to an empty house is challenging for many mothers. Some mothers will seek pets to keep them company after their children had moved on to their own families. Other mothers may take up gardening to pass some of their time.
Children, neighbors, and other persons in the community can benefit from the wisdom of mothers. Some mothers can even become mother figures to people who are not their biological family. When a woman becomes a mother, her generosity often spreads to encompass many people, whom she comforts and helps realize their dreams. Thank you, mothers, for all you have done and continue to do.
The Importance of Motherhood
Mothers should be celebrated for their important role in raising children.
Mothers sacrifice for the good of their children and their families, and acknowledging that generosity means not overlooking mothers but recognizing and praising them for all they do. In this exploration of the journey to motherhood, Reid offers insight into how a woman can be a good mother while facing hardships in pregnancy, childbirth, and a child’s early years. A mother plays many important roles in a child’s life, acting as a nurse, mentor, caregiver, and counselor. She advises her children and imparts important life skills, and as her children grow up, she has opportunities to invest in her community and her hobbies, further sharing her wisdom and generosity. Through this exploration, Reid encourages readers to appreciate themselves and the special mothers in their lives.
Geary Reid has developed a great appreciation for his mother and other good mothers over the years. He is grateful that his mother chose to stay home and care for him and his siblings, teaching them to be productive with their time and imparting key values, including the importance of respecting people and things, getting work done, loving God, and caring for others. Her love and guidance have shaped him into the man he is today, and he wants to celebrate her and other mothers through this book.
Mothers are important, instrumental figures in the lives of their children. In this exploration of motherhood, Reid appreciates and celebrates mothers, tracing the journey from girlhood to becoming a mother for the first time. Offering insight into the sacrifices mothers make and the hardships and risks they face, Reid validates mothers in the home and the workplace and explores how the role of a mother shifts as her children grow up: She transitions from a caregiver to an advisor and counselor. Finally, Reid encourages mothers whose children have moved out to find healthy hobbies and interests to occupy their time, exploring how mothers of grown children can care for neighbors and others in their communities.