The Need to Be Needed

The following post is written by Stephanie over at Treasuring MOMents. I was fortunate to discover her blog last year and have been sincerely BLESSED by her weekly posts ever since.

If you are a Mom of any age children, Stephanie’s words swell the heart in Mama-love. If you are presently raising teenagers, you will appreciate her openness.

Be blessed by Stephanie who always loves the Lord and who always keeps it real.

Treasuring MOMents

Screen-shot-2011-08-15-at-10.58.35-AM1Lately, I’ve been learning something about myself as a mother.  It’s come about in the most unexpected (and to be honest) most unwelcome way.  I believe it’s laying the groundwork for something I’ve been tossing around in my mind for a while—a devotional? A book? Another blog? I’m not quite sure yet about the format, but something about being a mother and “finding myself.”  I know that sounds so self-helpish and it’s certainly not my intentions.  Keep in mind these thoughts are still in the very rough stages.  I trust that with time, God will make things clear.

Well, going back to what I’m learning, it’s this:  There is a huge difference between my children needing me and me needing my children to need me.  (You might have to read that a couple of times to get what I’m saying).

So what enlightened me to this?  It was losing…

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3 thoughts on “The Need to Be Needed

  1. Patricia Ann July 28, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    Family to the 5 Power reminds me of the time spent raising my family of 5! Every time I see your name it brings back memories. 🙂 Thank you for visiting my blog. Tomorrow I will post a poem for you and all the other wonderful moms out there. Blessings!


    • Family to the 5 Power! July 28, 2014 / 11:44 pm

      I have much to learn from you having raised your own family! I look forward to the poem as well. 🙂


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