Mama seasons…

Let’s celebrate motherhood in every season. Welcome to our time of tea & reflection together…dear friend…

I’m doing something different today, I’m brewing two tea blends in one pot! I have Lady Grey & French Earl Grey teas… It’s amazingly good, with a slice of toasted gf banana bread topped with butter & a drizzle of maple syrup…scrumptious!

In many parts of the western world mothers enjoy a time of celebrating their motherhood with their children, grandchildren & maybe even their great grandchildren on an annual day deemed to honor them on Mother’s Day!

However all mothers around the globe know that motherhood has many seasons of celebration & doesn’t just happen on one particular day of the year.

Being a Mama is the most important & rewarding job in the world that a woman can be called to do (whether biologically, adoptive, step, foster, kin or familial) & also the most challenging!

There are many seasons within motherhood…

The arrival of Spring… brings that promised new life, the long awaited child has finally arrived & joined the family…& it feels as though they have always been.

Spring times...herald the Joy of watching our child’s budding new growth bloom into something wonderful & amazing.

Summer times...bring hot & sweltering days of doing the hard yards of parenting through love, sweat & tears in the heat waves of life…leaving us feeling weary & tired. Wondering if this season will ever end with its constant source of heat & pressure!

Autumn times…with its welcomed temperate days & beautiful colors, this is the season in which our child seems to be in that time of contentment. All seems right with their world & ours!

Wintery times...seasons of quite contemplation, where our child is becoming or has become their own person. Though still needing those times of joining us around a warm & cozy hearth of love & support, especially when those stormy blasts of life come blasting…

Of course just like our crazy weather patterns where we can experience temperate,  hot & cold temperatures in one day. We can also experience all four seasons of parenting in one day!

However, as our child transitions from one season to the next

Traversing from being a toddler, through childhood, adolescence & adulthood we also need to adapt & transition to the seasonal changes of motherhood.

Our babies, who were totally dependent upon us for their every need back then. Is not what an adult daughter or son living in their own life needs nor wants from their Mama.

We need to respect this, although this may be difficult at first, it’s necessary for building a healthy adult relationship with them.

They will always need our love & support in some form or another & what shape that takes may need negotiating over the changing seasons in both lives.

But, we can still continue that all important personal cheer leading for them ~ 1 encouraging & supportive Mama = a full cheer leading squad!…Cheering encouragement like;

 You can do it!  I believe in you! You’re doing an amazing job!  You’re the best!  I love you & think you’re awesome!

As you may know, if you have joined me here previously…I have chronic health conditions which have greatly impacted every area of my life, limiting my capacity to support my family in the ways I desire.

But one of the greatest supportive roles we can do as their Mama’s, is pray…& I can still do this even with chronic health conditions!

It’s a very important supportive love in action that we can do each & every day…as the following paraphrased text highlights;

“…The heartfelt & continued prayer of a [faithful Mama] makes tremendous power available…” 

James 5: 16

Until next time dear friend,


 You’re most welcome to join me in The Reading Nook

Or in Prayer

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  1. How beautiful your reflection about motherhood! It is a myriad of things that words can barely describe and yet you have captured so many facets of it. It seems it is when we are older that we see more clearly what motherhood is and how it shapes us as much as we might shape our children.

    Blessings on you for all you share here with us many miles away as we see your courage and faith in the midst of your pain.

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    1. Thank you Pam for your encouraging words. I agree as we reach these delightful golden years, we can truly appreciate both the hard yards & the blessings of motherhood that have molded both our children & us.
      As we look back, while enjoying the present blessings, we can be excited for what the future holds. ♥

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  2. We absolutely need to grow our parenting as our kids grow. The concept of the seasons really makes that point well. Thanks!

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  3. Jennifer, I always know I can come to share tea with you and read encouragement. Motherhood definitely comes in seasons. We waited thirteen years before ever becoming parents. It is still my great joy to be a Mother to my adult son and now a grandmother to his two little girls. Thank you for ministering truth in the midst of your pain. Happy Mother’s Day ❤️

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    1. Happy Mother’s day! How exciting it must have been to have him finally arrive & the blessing continue through your cute little granddaughters.
      It’s a great privilege & a joy to share a cuppa & time of reflection with you Pam from my little corner of the blogging world ♥

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  4. There are seasons in motherhood, aren’t there. My children are all grown up, but they still need my husband and me. New relationships spring up with grandchildren (what a blessing!) and new friendships develop with our adult children that were not possible when they were younger. Happy Mothers Day, Jennifer!

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  5. Such a sweet way to look at the full circle of motherhood. As an empty-nester – and a mother marked by grief – it is sweet to look back through all the seasons. From this point of view, it seems easier to notice and appreciate the joys specific to each season – and to be so grateful for each one! I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day this weekend!!

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  6. Such a beautiful post celebrating Mother’s and Caretakers of children everywhere, dear Jennifer… Must share! 💞 Every day is a season to celebrate that amazing love. Prayer is, indeed, one of those ways we continue to bless our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and children and families everywhere. Mother’s Day blessings and love, dear friend. xo

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  7. Thank you Jennifer, for your encouragement to pray for our children through every season. And for the reminder that their seasons change, but our seasons will change too. So very beautiful. Blessings and Happy Mother’s Day to you!

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  8. This is a beautifully written essay which about covers all the intricacies, Love, and motherhood on so many different levels. Thanks for reminding me how wonderful it is to be on and have one.

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  9. This part had me laughing. “Of course just like our crazy weather patterns where we can experience temperate, hot & cold temperatures in one day. We can also experience all four seasons of parenting in one day!” So true with parenting. And so true with where I live. Mothering is not always easy, but it is one of the best things I am doing.

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  10. Beautiful reflections, Jennifer! My daughter and I were just talking this morning about how hard but how blessed we are as mothers. It reminded me of what my mother said one time. “Being a mother is the hardest job I ever had but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.” Blessings to you, Jennifer, from one mother to another! I’m your neighbor at the #LMMLinkup.

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  11. I sure would love for all mine to be in Autumn at the same time! (Upside Down LOL). I explained to my boys who are always passing through my kitchen (two in college live at home, one married but I keep my grands) – it’s hard going from Being the CEO in charge of ALL THEY DO – to being hands off. I’m trying – hands off and hands up. I’ve heard men talk about how it’s difficult working for someone else after you’ve owned your own company – and that’s how I feel in the transition. I love your encouragement on how to speak into their lives – to be encouraging, to just love them! Working on doing that in a hands off way!!

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    1. Thank you Maryleigh! It is a challenging time, we had my eldest stepdaughter continue to live with us 5 years after graduating from High School while going through university doing a double degree. It was a transitional stage for all! 😀
      But we all survived smiling & loving each other. The next challenge was in doing the same with grandchildren but in a different way because they’re our grand children & not our children 😉


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