For Every Mom

I so wish I could take every single one of you out for coffee and spend the afternoon swapping stories and listening to what is really going on in your lives. And then after hearing about the hard things, the craziness, the unexplainable, the worrisome, and the gooey parts of motherhood that still make your heart melt, I would tell you it’s all going to be okay. For reals. And then smother you with a big ol’ hug.

But because the miles separate us, and the likelihood of me ever having enough money to buy every single one of you a really outstanding cup of coffee is close to nil (and because some of you don’t even like coffee), I’ve written you a letter instead. Inexpensive, but heartfelt. Because I love you. And also because I think you need to hear this – no matter how old your children are, or what season of mothering you find yourself in.

And if you want, you can read this in a coffee shop and imagine we’re sitting and sipping together. You with your favorite delicious concoction, and me with my 12 ounce Americano with English Toffee and a little cream (unless they have a really yummy sounding special and then I’m probably drinking that).

So dear sweet mama, this one’s for you.

Dear Mom,

Dear Mom,


Just BREATHE. It’s all gonna be okay.

For you are loved. More than you’ll ever know. (This side of heaven anyway.)

You don’t have to be fearful. You don’t have to worry.

And you don’t need to know all the answers.

Because believe it or not, God’s got it all under control.

Yes, your job is big and important. Very important. With lots of responsibilities and to-dos.

That’s why you need to REST in Him and His promises. Daily. Hourly. Minute by minute. He won’t let you down. I promise.

DIG DEEP into His Word and RELY heavily on His truths. (And not all that crazy stuff the world likes to shout at you.)

I know there’s been days … weeks … months … where you’ve felt tired and overwhelmed. Alone in your struggle. Alone in your duties.

But TRUST — you are not alone.

He sees you.


He. Is. With. You. Always.

In all.

Through all.

So Mom, dear Mom, you’re doin’ great! And what you’re doing as a mom really matters. Keep up the good work! And know: We’re cheering for YOU!!!


With much love,

Anne-Renee (from The Masterpiece Mom)


P.S. – Your family is blessed to have YOU!


Anne-Renee Gumley

Anne-Renee is a full-time mom who works part-time at her family's party store. She has two children who keep her laughing, a husband who keeps her smiling, and an itch for writing that just won't go away.

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