One of my favorite scriptures is Isaiah 49:15-16: 

"For can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee, O house of Israel. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me."

I'm finding that so much of my experience as a mother leads me to Jesus Christ.

I love that Christ compares the relationship of a mother with her nursing baby 

Not only does a mother not forget her suckling child because of great love, but also her body cannot forget--Can a woman go a day without feeding her baby? No, even her body is a reminder of her baby.

When I have this baby I have the privilege to sacrifice, enduring
pain, for the bringing forth of a new life. I get to bear marks on my
body as a reminder of that sacrifice.
Jesus Christ demonstrated great love by sacrificing and suffering to
bring forth life. He wears the marks of his great sacrifice. This
experience can teach me more of my Savior, and I am grateful for it.


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