You are welcome here at Treasuring Mothers. I’m Jenny Baxter, and you will find out all about me in these pages. I want to encourage you to love and value yourself, to treasure your mother, and if you have them, your children.
Here is a special memory about one very special woman . . .
But Mary treasured up all these things and
pondered them in her heart. (Luke 2:19)
Millions around the world look to Mary, the mother of Jesus, for their inspiration. With such a miraculous start to Jesus’ life, she had some truly amazing things to treasure. But she isn’t the only one. Every mother has remarkable moments to cherish, because every child has miraculous beginnings, and every child is unique.
Treasuring our memories, hopes and dreams
Each of us hold special memories, dreams and hopes for every one of our children. Sometimes those dreams are dashed to pieces through miscarriage, death or disaster. More often, we have secret hopes and desires, and we’re waiting for them to be fulfilled. It is good to ponder and reflect. That’s why it’s about treasuring children.
Time with your own mother is finite and limited. The reason I know this is because I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was 16. Thankfully, I did have some great women around me to share my motherhood journey. But none of them filled the huge hole left by my own mother. This website is all about treasuring our own mothers – even if they are no longer with us.
All mothers are clever, resourceful, intuitive and love their kids, and we’re the first to admit we don’t know it all. But, every day, we do our very best to help our offspring move through that miraculous life transition – from tiny baby, to youth, to adulthood, and beyond. And that’s the job . . . It’s about treasuring our children while we treasure ourselves.
How it all began
To be honest I was desperate. At the start of my motherhood journey, I asked God to show me what to do – a cry of my heart which continues today, even now my five children are adults. Plus I have two grandchildren!
You can read all about my story HERE >>>
Amazingly, God answered. I ended up with tactics, ideas, moments, memories, plans. And along the way, many friends, who share the ride. You will find some of their stories here too, as time goes by. These legends of motherhood, and their insights, I also offer you.
I trust and hope they will fill some gaps in your experience.
So, let me encourage you . . .
It’s important to treasure each of your children, because they are precious.
To treasure your mother, for giving you life.
And to treasure yourself, so you can be the best mother possible.
All my love,
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