Monday, April 11, 2011

Speaking of Motherhood

A group of six mothers -- with a total of 44 children among them -- are speaking throughout the country about the gift of motherhood, "the greatest profession." LifeSite News recently profiled their work.
To a culture that buys into a one to two child ideology, these six moms challenge women to “surrender everything to God” and be open to His countless blessings. Giroux says that time and again many people express to her regret at having only one child or the grief they have at being an only child. She quotes Pope John Paul II, saying, “The greatest gift you can give your child is another sibling.” Yet, Giroux maintains the “Speaking of Motherhood” campaign isn’t to force bigger families on everyone, even though the moms do promote large families. “Our message isn’t just ‘have a lot of children’ because everybody isn’t intended to have 10 kids,” Giroux told LSN. “Our message is ‘trust God’ and accept the beautiful gift of children.” “All of us say, marriage and motherhood is stressful and has its challenging moments, but the blessings so far outweigh the difficulties. We had very scary moments where we had to trust God in our motherhood and as a result we were blessed with the children that we have.”
Read the whole story here. Check out the Speaking of Motherhood site here.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your beautiful post. Happy Mother's Day to you and all of your proud friends of Motherhood. I am expecting our 8 child in 6 weeks after having miscarried twins last spring. Pope John Paul II has been an inspiration for me and has a special place in my heart.

    God's continued blessings,
    Tracey Flanagan