What Spring, the Royal Wedding, and Motherhood Have in Common

The last royal wedding was April 29, 2011, thank you beautiful Duchess Kate and handsome Prince William. But motherhood is an everyday thing. New moms are crowned by the minute, centuries running. Spring is also a thing (except in places void of changing seasons and Northeast Ohio where the sun only shines 27 days and winter is from October to May).

So, like a full solar eclipse, having these three life events line up at the same time is worth talking about. Although the comparisons are aplenty, here are four ways to connect the dots between spring, the royal vow exchange between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and all things momhood:

1. Transformation is inevitable

Every day is an opportunity for transformation in all of God’s creation. Spring is all about new life. Trees, plants, and flowers which died off in the fall are now showing signs of resurrection with magical hues bouncing off the walls of nature.

Meghan will transform from portraying a lawyer on Suits to a Duchess. Which is a small leap in life direction compared to, say, nothing. But we can learn from it. Megan is choosing to die to acting and life as she knows it in America and resurrect into her place in a royal family.

As moms, transformation is a daily occurrence in which we learn more about who we are as part of our children. We have to die to sleep, cleanliness et al, believing we’ll ever finish reading a book, our dignity, and any sense of real knowledge about how to raise children. Such humility transforms us into women of character, resurrected by grace, and steeped in love.

2. A royal heritage isn’t just for the Royal Family

God’s kingdom includes all created things. As mothers we are part of a royal heritage, right alongside the majestic splendor of nature and noble members of the Royal Family.

Scripture says, “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9-10 (ESV)

As humans, we are living a royal inheritance—our existence God’s gift from a heavenly throne, all of us made in His image and likeness. As Christians, we call Jesus our King by every standard. Motherhood only adds to the grandeur of having royal offspring to call our own.

Shelby Spear
Shelby Spearhttp://shelbyspear.com/
Shelby is a sappy soul whisperer, sarcasm aficionado, and pro-LOVE, Jesus adoring mom of 3 Millennials writing stuff & doing life with her hubby of 25 years. You can read her stories on her blog at shelbyspear.com, around the web, and in print at Guideposts. Shelby's new book, co-authored with Lisa Leshaw, is now available: How Are You Feeling, Momma? (You don't need to say, "I'm fine.")

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