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No one tells you about the loneliness of motherhood.

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No one tells you about the loneliness of motherhood.

But it’s real. Tangible. Behind every healthy baby is a woman – stretched from countless feedings.

Behind every candid picture is a woman – exhausted from attempts to savor a memory.

Behind every milestone is a woman – saddened and delighted by the passage of time.

And these moments, by and large, are experienced by mothers as a lone adult.


There is no one to hold our hand – no one to hold us up beneath the weight of beautifully crushing emotion.

And, perhaps, the greatest miracle of all is this:

We make it through.

I think we can agree that a village makes motherhood possible, but today I marvel at the tasks that you, Momma, do each day...completely alone.

Because of you, a child doesn’t go without.
Because of you, a child smiles.
Because of you, a child knows love.

And, most amazingly, because of you:

Life keeps growing.

So, the next time you find yourself alone in the sun’s rays or the dark of night, giving of yourself completely to motherhood, remember these words:

This is the greatest of life’s works.

And God trusted it to only you.

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