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Motherhood should come with…: A 5 Minute post…



Where we join Gypsy Mama and many other fabulous writers…

                    The rules are simple…

 Write your heart out for five minutes and show us what you’ve got.

 Tell your readers you’re linking up here and invite them to play along.

And most importantly, go visit, read, and encourage the fellow five-minuter who linked up right before you.
                    {Pretty please turn off word verification for the day to make this easier!

A HOPEannFAITH suggestion: Consider the prompt and write your 5 minutes before reading any fellow five-minuter’s post so that your five-minute gem is all your own!

Now without further ado…Todays Prompt: Motherhood should come with…

And Go…



Motherhood should come with a manual. One handed down from mother to daughter…or son.

A wand that made everything better, booboos healed and tummy aches in the head an abracadabra away!

There should be a newsletter that would come each week with any new advice for an ever-changing world and reminders that pediatricians are not gods and don’t know all things.

There should be a rash handbook that comes immediately upon the boy child’s fifth birthday…with little notes that say things like…eating dirt and licking frogs are NORMAL and NECESSARY for the development of the male of the species…



Motherhood should come with KEVLAR for the heart…protecting MOM from all fears and heartaches…Mother and Child!

Most of all Motherhood should send the mom a note that she gets in the delivery room that says…
Motherhood would like to introduce you to the REAL LOVE of your life. This tiny person who in a lifetime will most love you…most hurt you…and consume most of the next two decades! Baby_________________ will make you proud, make you cry in joy and pain, and one day you will cry with great pride at a graduation and a wedding.
REMEMBER TO: Enjoy and cherish every moment MOMMY…because you will be MOM or Mother in no time, and childhood to adulthood is a blink of the eye. SO…

Cherish this tiny bundle, for they are but gift that one day you will have to relinquish again. But fear not! This relinquishing will be to a life guided by none other than Father God…who has a plan for this new, powder scented life…one of prosperity, safety and with the gift of  hope and a bright future…




Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

6 thoughts on “Motherhood should come with…: A 5 Minute post…

  1. Oh how I wish I had that Kevlar for my heart! You just don’t understand how your heart breaks as a mother until you go through it. But I wouldn’t trade one second of it to be without them. Thank you for sharing this – Smiles!

  2. Oh so wonderful. I can just picture storks stooping into delivery rooms with that note 😉 love it!

  3. I can’t do the prompt for today, which is “motherhood should come with” because my daughter is about to graduate but I heard a commercial today that is hilarious. It was for Subway and it said dryly, “If you spent the winter eating burgers and fries, please don’t put on your shorts from last summer and strut around like everything is hunky dory. It is not. Please keep our city beautiful.”
    I had to laugh for a couple of minutes because I fight off urges to eat hamburgers all the time. I don’t know why I crave them like I do but this winter, I did eat a lot of them. It’s weird because I did not crave them when I was younger. My daughter told me that she heard they put an oil un there that is really addicting. Evil!
    Does anyone else deal with this? Why is it so hard?

  4. Brilliant post! Almost made me cry.

  5. Pingback: Motherhood…A Divine Calling. « HOPEannFAITH

  6. I love that last part of the note, the “remember” part. Right now I’m mommy, I need to cherish that! 🙂

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