The Love of a Mother by Mady Davis


Mady Davis is a dear friend to The Well and brand new mom to baby Bear! She is the sweetest creative (floral + home design), most loyal friend, and most encouraging wife to Brett. We hope you will enjoy her story of newfound purpose in the overflowing love that comes with motherhood.

-The Women of The Well

Hi there!
I’m Mady – wife, new mom, dog mom, florist, creative, dreamer and doer. Like many women, I find my purpose in the relationships that surround me. I’m a full blown nurturer. I believe it’s a God given calling on our lives to nurture our relationships. It’s where I find a lot of my purpose at least.

The newest and maybe most important purpose the Lord has given me thus far is being a new mom. My son Bear was born about a month ago, and my world has been rocked ever since. I know everyone has heard and seen the sappy new mom posts about the love for their brand new babies. But trust us new mommas when we say, we love our babies so much it’s painful at times. It takes everything in me not to constantly talk about Bear, post pictures of him on every social media outlet telling the world he loves bath time, has constant hiccups, and all the silly fun facts that moms tend to think everyone cares to know. But the truth is, we should be celebrating our babies this way.

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3

The love I have for my son mirrors the same love my Heavenly Father has for me. Bear is a direct gift from God. When I realize that reality, the love I have for Bear makes me love my Heavenly Father so much more. Bear is God’s purpose for my life right now. He is an intentional gift given by God to my husband, Brett, and me at this specific time in our lives. Taking care of Bear and nurturing this new relationship the Lord has blessed us with has been the very best thing ever. I praise Jesus for the sweetest gift and his abundant love to us in the form of babies!


A few things I’ve realized after becoming a new mom.

  1. Celebrate Bear in the ordinary things. Even if it’s a really hard day of sleep deprivation and fussiness, I tell myself to realize that he won’t be little forever. I take time to pause and realize the importance of nurturing short lived moments with him.
  2. I’m passionate to encourage other moms in their own personal journeys. Every baby is different and every family is different, and there are many forms of nurturing your baby. Whether you stay home or make the most out of the moments you have when you get home, each way is right. I’ve realized it’s important to make the relationship with your new baby a priority (over the things that used to take first priority) because it’s makes all the difference for my relationship with Bear and my relationship with the Lord.
  3. I always always remind myself to be so thankful to God for this gift! It keeps me humble and has already taught me so many lessons of selflessness.

There are 6 comments

By Nancy Heindl | February 3, 2017 at 9:12 am

Such a sweet, adorable, and true article…..they grow up way too fast an before you know they have children of their own. How I miss those beautiful times when they were little and so love seeing them raising their own families. Enjoy every minute!

By Blakely Berry | March 2, 2017 at 7:30 am

So true! Such fun times with little ones!

By Shaila | February 3, 2017 at 9:24 am

As a new mom myself, I resonate with this so much! I remember in those early days and weeks, people would ask me what motherhood was like, and all I could say were the same cliches I’d always heard before. Now, my baby girl is five months old. In the last few months, she’s been a great reminder to me of how I want to seek and rely on God. I see the way my baby girl wants so desperately to be with me and learn about me. She looks at my face and reaches out for it as if she is so curious to memorize what it’s like. When she’s away from me, she is upset and wants to be close to me. She still needs me for everything from nourishing her physical body to calming her when she is upset. When I notice these trends in her, I just think, isn’t that how I should regard God? Shouldn’t I rely on Him for everything? Shouldn’t I want to be close to Him all the time? Shouldn’t I want to learn everything about Him and know Him well? Becoming a mother has been such a blessing to my own faith journey and has inspired me to seek God more purposefully than I had been in recent years.

By Kandyce Cudjo | February 8, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Wow, Shaila! Your words are truly beautiful. I love how the Holy Spirit has ministered to you through your baby girl. What a testimony you can share with new mamas. I love your teachable spirit!

By Karrie Davis | February 22, 2017 at 9:18 pm

Several people are born when a new baby enters a family. Parents are born, grandparents are born, aunts, uncles… We all learn live on a whole new level.

I like the verse Genesis 8:22 – While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease.

A baby is proof that there will always be another harvest. A reminder that our harvest is far more than the vegetables and flowers we grow. Our most important harvest is the fruit we bear in and with other humans and others hearts.

I love how Mady loves!

By Blakely Berry | March 2, 2017 at 7:29 am

So beautiful, Karrie! Baby Bear and Gray sure do have some great people loving them!

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