You probably need to read that title again. “Bundle of Blessings”.
Did you notice?
As beautiful as a newborn baby is, there is something more beautiful. A newborn mother is a beautiful bundle of blessings.
Some parts of motherhood seem to flow easily into the being of every woman who is presented with a child to care for and raise. The need to hold and comfort a child can be life-saving, as seen in this video.
Many parts are more difficult, such as healing hurts, calming chaos, and the perpetual picking-up of pocket-sized pieces. There can be beauty in the bedlam, if one chooses to look. Pop on over to Why Your Home Is Already Perfect for pointers.
I believe that a mother is the most beautiful creation in all the world. I must admit, I have not always felt this way, especially when I was a young mother, struggling just to get by day after day.
Proverbs 31 describes the excellent woman, who includes motherhood as one of her many attributes.
Hymn to a Good Wife
A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds. Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it. Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long. She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing. She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises. She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day. She looks over a field and buys it, then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden. First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started. She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day. She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking. She’s quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor. She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear. She makes her own clothing, and dresses in colorful linens and silks. Her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers. She designs gowns and sells them, brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops. Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile. When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly. She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive. (The Message)
The mistake many mothers, myself included, is that of thinking that this woman does all of these things every day. That would be impossible for me, especially considering that I don’t even know how to knit! This is a lifetime of work, thoughtfulness, and care that encompasses this mother’s resume.
Remember verses 28-29:
Her children respect and bless her;
her husband joins in with words of praise:
“Many women have done wonderful things,
but you’ve outclassed them all!”