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A Mother’s Day tribute

Opinion/Resources/Teen Perspective 
By Teen Opinion Contributor Maggie Verdught

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Inside my great-grandparents’ seemingly ancient farmhouse, an old, vintage poster hangs on the wall outside the kitchen. A smiling woman in an apron is shown, looking busy as she holds a telephone up to her ear. Above her, blocky letters read something like, “A Farm Wife’s Many Roles,” and surrounding the woman are descriptions of the said roles. Cook, child-raiser, maid, organizer, planner, driver, caretaker, gardener – the list goes on and on! 

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and it is the perfect time to reflect on the significance of a mother’s role. It does not matter whether you are a mom reading this article; please, stick around! I’m going to share some encouragement and insight that I believe anyone can benefit and learn from. 

The truth is that Scripture says a lot about moms and their importance. And we know that if the Bible talks about it, it must be important! In this article, I want to acknowledge the mothers out there and what they do for society as a whole. I will also tell you readers about my mom, and the great impact she has had on my life so far! 

The significant role of a mother

The basic definition of the word mother is “female parent.” But, as I alluded to before, a mother is so much more than that! It takes a lot of patience, love, and selflessness to be a mom. In popular culture today, we see many celebrities that have shied away from parenthood or not gotten married at all. This is partially because of the lack of wanting to be responsible for another individual, and to be committed to caring for them. When you become a mom, your whole world changes. Now, you must be responsible and committed to looking after and nurturing a child until they are grown. That is a big deal! And it is not easy, either. I can imagine that many new mothers feel overwhelmed with joy, yet also burdened with the weight of the responsibility.

There is also a lot to be said for the character of a mother. In the Bible, God references a mother’s gentleness and kindness several times in comparison to His character: “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 66:13)

We know that God uses earthly roles to help us connect to and learn more about Him. What a mother does for her children and family certainly correlates to how God deeply cares for us, with ultimate self-sacrificial, unconditional love.

My own mother’s influence in my life

I don’t want this to sound too gushy or proud, as if I’m saying, My mom is the best! In your face!  However, I want to explain some great qualities about my mom that I really appreciate and admire. There is something to be said for the way she conducts herself and honors God in all areas of her life. And I want to encourage you with that, as well! 

As I already mentioned, my mom is pretty awesome, and I’m really grateful for her. She does so many things well, and is a role model for me in several ways.

Firstly, she is a spiritual role model for me. This is probably the biggest thing that I am grateful for– that she shows me what it means to live out the Christian faith and love others well.  As Proverbs 31:30 says, “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” 

Next, her overall character is inspiring to me. My mom has worked so hard and continues to do so for our family. She exhibits self-sacrificial love every day – when any of the people in my family need something, she is there for us. My mom has given up certain things so that she can serve our family. That generosity and kindness is on clear display, particularly shown in the little things that she does for others. In addition to her spiritual strength and character, my mom also gives really great advice! I feel like this could be something that could be easily overlooked– but good advice from someone who is discerning and wise is a gift. There have been countless times (and there will be more!) where I have sought after my mom’s advice on something, because I know she cares and will give sound guidance. 

Now, my relationship with my mom is NOT perfect, and we both make mistakes from time to time. Yes, we argue with each other, and my hot temper flares up at her sometimes. I don’t always agree with her decisions or opinions! However, I’m glad to say that we have a solid relationship, and her presence in my life is a gift from God. 


In sum, I want to thank all you moms out there for everything you do for your families and children. It is not an easy job, and you are doing so great! Keep seeking to  glorify God as you parent your kids. 

If you are not a mom, remember that God always has good things in store for His children. Maybe motherhood is not something He has called you to, and that is okay. But be sure to thank a mother in your life on their special day!

2 Timothy 1:9 

“He has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time”






The opinions in this article are specific to its author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the entire Counter Culture Mom team. 



Maggie VerDught is a high school student who enjoys learning about culture, news, and politics.

She is passionate about sharing the truth, especially with her generation. Maggie loves to run, read, and write poetry in her spare time.

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