On Tuesday evening a large group of women in congress were dressed in white for the State of the Union address. They functioned as a group; they sat stoically quiet or they looked to each other for cues for when they would clap. They all stood and chanted “USA” when the President noted that congress now had the largest number of women ever.
Certainly we can glad about the participation of women in congress. My prayer is that they will examine the issues carefully. Their job is to participate in legislation that benefits the health and safety of the men, women, children and infants in this country.
As I watched the cheering women in white I wondered where the role of motherhood stands in America.
The role of a mother is sacrificial and often looked down on in our culture. Yet a mother can have a tremendous influence on the future by nurturing the family.
In the years that I have been blogging I have met many women that are focused on the health and well-being of the family.
Jacqueline is an American nurse and mother. Her website, Deep Roots at Home focuses on homemaking, parenting and healthy living.
Tehila lives in New Zealand and writes about faith and family life at Women Abiding.
Leslie Leyland Fields is a mother of six and lives in Alaska. She is a writes books and essays in addition to her blog. Many times her words touch on family life. Click here to visit her blog.
Anna lives in Israel and has a young family. She writes books and blogs about family life on their homestead. She blogs at Domestic Felicity.
I am thankful for women who are sharing the wisdom they have gained through motherhood.