“I’m a marketing director for a national art gallery.”
“I’m headed to Uganda to work in an orphanage.”
“I’m a corporate lawyer.”
“What do you do, Kat?”
I’m a Mother.
Not just a mom.
In the past saying, “I’m a Mother” wasn’t always the easiest thing for me to do. But I’ve realized that we can cower beneath the low expectations society puts on motherhood or we can redefine what motherhood means to our society.
I’m a tennis player.
So is Venus Williams.
I’m a musician.
So is Amy Grant.
I’m a blogger.
So is Tsh.
I’m proof that anyone can have a title.
But Venus Williams redefined what it meant to be a woman tennis player. Amy Grant redefined what it meant to be a Christian musician. Tsh redefined what it meant to be a “mommy blogger.”
Titles can define us or we can define them.
I’m a Mother. I want to define what Motherhood is to my children. I want to work so hard, pray so passionately, and live so intentionally that they never think about what a mom could or should be, but they think about who I am.
Not for my glory, but for their benefit and His praise.
Motherhood can happen to us or we can happen to it.
I’m a Mother. How about you?
The next time you say it, may you do so with all the nobility, honor and respect Heaven holds for you.