The Definition of Mom

Griffin Family Shoot 198

Happy Mother’s Day~

In case you didn’t know – I come from a whole family of women.  I was impacted by a wonderful mother that raised me with Godly values as well as modeled in so many ways – the way God intended wives and mothers to walk daily.  I am a blessed woman!  I pray daily that I can hear God’s voice in doing the same with my little family.

I wanted to share something with you that I found this week.  I pray this will strengthen you Mom to the core! This video, that I am about to share with you, resonated with me like none other. No, I did not write this, but at the same time I totally resemble so much about what this says…My heart cries out this very message that my Mom so passionately put into me. This job of Mom is not one that is for the faint at heart.

I remember a day when I was about 12 years old sitting in the car with my grandmother while my mom went into the post office to mail a bill. Corrie (what we called my grandmother) asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up? After sitting in that car for a small bit searching the inner core of my heart, I proudly said…”I want to be a wife and a mother!”

I wasn’t ashamed. I knew with conviction that this was the occupation that I wanted. I didn’t know how in the world to accomplish this task or the hurdles that I would face to get there, but God knew. He knit me together and He knew the path that He would take me down to accomplish this vision that He had placed in my heart even at 12 years old.

This script and video came from a home of a writer that I have followed for quite some time. You can access her blog at Lisa Jo Baker blog.

Please read below and watch the video, then send it to your mom, wife or friend that has meant so much to you because you see the job that they are doing or have done.

Seriously…It’s not for the faint at heart.

Here is Lisa Jo….


There are those who say that this is ordinary. But don’t let that fool you. “Mother” will always be the bravest, least ordinary, most difficult and utterly challenging career that anyone ever hopes to lay claim to.

While others might hear, “diaper-changer, food-maker, car-pooler, bottle-washer, laundry-doer, sweat pants-wearer, life-on-hold” wanna be doing anything else woman, the Truth, whether it feels like it some days or not, is that you are in fact a shelter from the storm.You are a Cape of Good Hope.

You are a warrior who will battle for your children’s hearts, souls, attention, innocence, education and memories.

Go to battle my friends. This is your time.

We will hold strong on either side of you. We will pray over those bottles, through the dark watches of the night, when doubt comes and children break, when adults fail them, when they push and push as hard against us as that day we delivered them into the world we. will. not. be broken.

We may ache and see cracks tear through our hearts, but we will get up again tomorrow and load the clothes and the words that need to be said. Again and again and again.

And when the world tries to claw at them, to break them, to smash the beauty in them, may our walls hold true. May the lessons we’ve told, the truths we’ve lived, the life we’ve spoken into them come back easily, predictably, with wash and repeat ease.

Kingdom business. Jesus work. This shaping of souls. This raising tiny humans.

There are those that say that this is ordinary. Don’t buy that for a second.

Mighty. You are mighty, because you mother.

One comment

  1. Amy, the picture of all the Griffin girls and grandgirls is amazing! I am so blessed to be a part of your life and family as well as Katie’s family! I love you all so much and thank the Lord that our paths crossed and will continue to cross! Love you, Gail

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