I wanted to share this poem I acquired from the Above Rubies Retreat in 2010.
I hope you enjoy it!

Motherhood is not for Wimps!

“There are those who would spurn the vocation of mothers
And say it’s inferior to the career of others,
I’ll have to admit that it’s not easy work,
It’s relentless and from it you can not shirk.

It takes all your energy to be a mother and wife,
It requires daily commitment and a disciplined life,
It demands all your resources of patience and love,
Long-suffering and wisdom from God above.

It takes self-control and continual endurance,
It needs constant and faithful perserverance,
It is total sacrifice and forgetting your self,
You may sometimes think you are left on the shelf!
And what about time? It’s no longer yours,
It belongs to everyone else who comes in your doors.
Can you claim your own rights”

Nancy Campbell