Every mom visualizes the moment when her perfect baby will be born—the joy of her heart and life. But the first sounds she hears are not the sweet cooing of a contented infant, but the sharp wails of a screaming stranger. Years that follow may bring a love-hate tug of war between “I love you always,” and a “Who is this child anyway?” Yet in spite of child-rearing difficulties, most women would agree: no joy compares to that of being a mother. No matter how deep the pain, no matter her losses or gain, these children are still flesh of her flesh. God pushes the pain into the background and ushers joy to the forefront of a mother’s heart. Just like God’s unconditional love that says, I have loved thee with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3), a mother can never sever her love for her child.
Be a joyful mother of children. Psalm 113:9 (KJV)