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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mothers ARE important!

This morning I had a heated discussion with someone about the importance of mothers in the home.  The person I was talking with has the opinion that while having a mother in the home is a good thing, it's even more important for her to be able to have a career and contribute to the family income.  He feels that just about anyone can raise a child.

Well, that's one of my hot buttons.  Raising children isn't of secondary importance.  It is THE most important thing a mother can do for the future generation.  It is a full time job.  Her dedication (or lack thereof) will determine how well adjusted her children are as adults.  She is the one who teaches them what is right and what is wrong.  She reinforces standards and values for her children to see and live.  She instills in them a love of learning.  She provides a warm and loving environment for them to thrive in.  Her influence is far reaching.

To say that anyone has the same feelings and dedication to your children is just not true.  There are wonderful child care providers but there are also ones who do a mediocre to poor job.  Why leave it to chance if you don't have to? 

Being a mother is often a thankless job but that doesn't lessen its importance.  Those mothers who truly devote their time and effort to the righteous rearing of their children will reap the rewards of their effort someday and no professional award will compare with what she has accomplished.  


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