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Vivian Bell is a Board-Certified Biblical Counselor, Master Mental Health Coach & Destiny Strategist. Her favorite title is “mom." Vivian is passionate about helping others discover their purpose & living the abundant life they were created for!

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  1. Being a MOTHER is many things to many people, and how you do it often depends on how it was “done to you!”

  2. This article is right on time for me. I am a single mom of a son as well. I never thought I would be a mom and definitely not a single mom. But things happen and through much prayer and sacrifice my son, now a grown man, has made me so proud. I was able to ( with the tha help of financial aid) send him to a prestigious private school for middle and high school and after graduation he attended and graduated from Morehouse College.
    He has always had a love for politics and helping others. He is on his way.to fulfilling that dream.
    I am always giving him advice, instructing him, telling him do’s and don’ts. Never thought he was listening because he is very strong willed. But he was. He puts God first in all he does, he is well mannered and has a gentle and kind spirit.
    I tell him I am now his Mom coach, his biggest cheerleader as he navigates through adulthood.
    Thank you again for sharing.

    • Linda,

      Thank you also for sharing here in the comments. I believe that one thing that helps us get it right (in general) is that little part of us that always makes us wonder if we actually are :-).

      Blessings to you Linda.

  3. Very inspirational! Likewise, when I thought my daughters could care less what I was saying, they were listening. Years later, I’d often hear the echo of words I had imparted decades earlier. God is good… all the time! Thank you for your encouraging words; you’re an incredible writer.

    • Marian,

      My son has told me recently that he always listens, even when he doesn’t want me to know that he is. He confessed that if I tell him something, even if he doesn’t want to hear it, that he meditates on it all day and asks God to show him why I said whatever it was that I have said. They hear us. And most importantly God hears us. So let’s keep covering our children in prayer. Much love to you and yours.

    • Aussie,

      I know that you’re just starting your momma journey, but I also know that you were built for this. Your daughter is blessed to have you as a mom and I am so very proud of you. Thank you for supporting and encouraging me here and always. I love you to life Ma’am.

  4. I’m not even a mother and these words were so inspirational and eloquently written. I love us!!!

    • Kendrea,

      I bet you are the mother of something. We were born to create. We were born to birth. You have been a portal to something great in this earth, because you are made in the image of God. So that is the place that we connect. Giving birth happens in many forms. Thank you for your kind words and yes ma’am I love us too!!

  5. This was so touching and so timely. I asked my son when he was younger, promise me out of all the things I try to teach you, love God, live for Him, and always put God first. He is now 15, and like a true teenager who barely responds to anything I say or do, I often wonder and pray that he hears me and sees my example to live a Godly life. I pray this prayer each day. I pray over him before he goes to school and everyday.

    • Tiffany he hears you. I promise you, I understand. However, my son; my airman is now 24. He told me that even though he never let me know it, there’s not a day that I give him advice, that he has not spent the whole day pondering it. He says, I always ask, “Why did my mom say that to me?” Then he considers our entire conversation and prays for discernment on how to move forward.

      Oh they are listening. Moreover, they are watching. Keep leading my example!

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