Author Christine Johnson & Motherly Sacrifice — 13 Comments

  1. My Mother worked (hair stylist), but I was always well cared for. I don’t ever recall her not having time to do things for me and with me, and she never said “I am too tired”…..she just did it! She “fixed hair” until she was 87 and pampered her clients all those years.
    Would love to read your book!!!

  2. Our library readers love the “Love Inspired Series”.
    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win this book.

  3. Both my mom and I sacrificed our careers for our children. I left a very good paying job to stay at home with my little ones. May be a struggle to find another like that when the time comes but I will NEVER get back seeing my babies grow up. We struggle financially but money doesn’t bring happiness. My babies do.
    Great post!

  4. Hi Amy! Thank you for stopping by. Sometimes we come to realize the important role others played in our lives too late to tell them. I wish I could express my gratitude to my grandmother, who went to heaven years ago. I’m trying to be more intentional these days. Let’s tell our loved ones how much they mean to us this very day!

  5. Margie, what a beautiful testimony to your mother’s love. It touched me deeply. Her strength and compassion are truly inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. My Mama stayed at home with us 7 until the last one was in school…my youngest brother is 52 and was diagnosed with epilepsy at about 6 months of age. He had 2 very serious episodes at 6 and 10 years of age that left him with brain damage. He never completed school and my Mama has dedicated her life to caring for him. She is now 82 and he is in a nursing home/rehab after suffering many setbacks over the past 3 months. Even now, it is difficult for her not to have him at home and she is working with him everyday and encouraging him to get better so that he can be back home with her. We are not sure it is going to be possible this time, given the many issues that he is struggling with, but she is determined. She has been a wonderful role model to me for all my life and taught me the importance of putting others 1st which certainly stood me in good stead when my own son was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia. FA is a degenerative spinal cord disease which affects everything connected to the spinal cord. My son was in a wheelchair by 14 and required round the clock care by age 24. He went home to Jesus shortly before his 26th birthday after suffering from congestive heart failure caused by the FA. I will always be thankful that we were able to keep him with us and care for him at home. I’m sure for most mothers the love they have for their child makes doing whatever must be done an offering of love, not sacrifice…

  7. Hi Piper! I think you’re right that mothers don’t consider what they do a sacrifice. They act out of love, but as children it’s important we recognize all they’ve done for us. Your mother risked her future to give you a better future. That is a perfect example of a mother’s sacrifice. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Hi Paula! Your mom truly was the glue. Nine children! That’s a lot to handle. I imagine she delegated some of the responsibilities, but she clearly sacrificed a great deal and passed along so much to her children. Fathers had to work long hours years ago and sacrifice time with their family in order to provide. Many of us have it so much easier today. We need to count our blessings!

  9. Good Morning Ladies,
    Can’t imagine having to find and marry someone in three short days, sounds like a good story Christine.
    I think my Mom made sacrifices everyday because she was always there taking care of home and children, she seldom went anywhere. they had 9 children and daddy worked on railroad from dawn til late in day…Mom was the glue that kept us together and I thank God she cared enough to do all she did. I think young women today want to think more of themselves then family first.

  10. Hello!

    Thanks for posting this thoughtful column today. I think my mother’s big sacrifice was borrowing against her retirement fund to pay for my college. In my son’s case, I don’t think about it as sacrifices because I just do whatever he needs. Maybe all mothers feel that way. Please put me in the drawing!


  11. My upbringing was much different…This book would be such a wonderful read and would give me hope that there women out there that would do this for their child….I know I was one of them even if they are unable to see it now…thank you

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