TOP POST #9 from Nancy!
Zechariah 11:17 says, "Woe to the worthless shepherd who leaves the flock!"
Wow! God intends us as shepherd mothers to stay with the little flocks He gives us. He doesn't give us our children to give them to someone else to care for while we "do our thing!" He gives us the responsibility to tenderly care for them and watch over them. It is not only a charge from God but an awesome privilege.