Here's the moment when my daughter met her baby brother for the first time. Marilyn was holding him. Marta (at a whopping 4 years old!) thinks she's so big compared to Peter. She looks down at him, and deep in her soul rumble the "motherly impulses."
My prayer is that even as Marta looks down, she -- and a thousand other women -- will also look up to the faithful, wise, and loving ladies in their churches. These women are a wellspring of support, friendship, and practical advice about living for God.
Ladies, look around. Ask God to give you a close, older friend to be your mentor. Look for someone whom you can mentor. And ask God to bless all three of you. Just like I asked God's blessing on Marilyn, Marta, and Peter.