Motherhood Monday: Motherhood is Brave

by jessicaturner on March 12, 2012

Last week, Matthew and I had the pleasure to going to a charity event for Porter’s Call. (We have been trying to have more date nights – they are so important!) It was an evening of stories featuring Vince Gill, Andy Gullahorn and Nichole Nordeman.

Y’all, I LOVE Nichole, and we are honored to call her a friend. It was such a pleasure to get to see her perform, especially because it was the first time she has performed on a stage in a few years. (She took some time off to be a full-time mama.)

As phenomenal as Vince and Andy are, Nichole was why we were there and she did not disappoint. (Not surprising, I know.)

One of the songs she sang was her hit, Brave. Before singing it, she shared a story about hosting a baby shower for a dear friend. At the shower, someone commented to Nichole that the mama-to-be was so brave for embarking on motherhood and totally changing her life.

That really struck me – the idea of bravery and motherhood.

Motherhood is brave, isn’t it?

So today I want to encourage you – wherever you are. If you stay at home or work outside the home full time or something in-between- you are BRAVE.

Take a few minutes to listen to Nichole singing this song and reflect on the beauty of your bravery.


One more thing… it’s a new day, which means you can again vote for The Mom Creative in Circle of Moms top Creative Mom blogger contest! YEOW! Would you kindly consider clicking the icon below and voting for The Mom Creative? You can vote once a day and no registration is required – the contest ends this week, and I would be humbly grateful for your votes. THANK YOU!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley Baker March 12, 2012 at 9:15 am

I’ve been voting for you everyday for the circle of moms top25. Hope you win : )


kristina March 12, 2012 at 9:21 am

I just LOVE Nichole! So neat you know her personally! That event sounds awesome, girlie! Love that song, too! Have a great Monday!


ashwarren March 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

My girlfriends joke about “Pregnancy Ashley” because my communication tended to be a little more “unfiltered” than usual while I was expecting–we’ll chalk that up to the hormones. Sometimes I still want to tap into that bravery to actually say what I mean!

But I think you’re so right that motherhood is brave. I find myself so much more easily motivated to make tough decisions because my sweet little one is dependent on me than I ever was before she came along.


Cami March 12, 2012 at 10:36 am

I love Nichole Nordeman too. Incredible voice.
I voted again. Good luck.


Jenny Meyerson March 12, 2012 at 11:58 pm

I love Nichole’s song writing ability as much as her voice. Her lyrics are among my favorite. Listened to this song twice today – thanks for the reminder to pull out her CD. I voted – best of luck.


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