A few of the mothers I am choosing to honor this Mother's Day,
on a day set aside for that very thing......
Mothering is a huge job, carrying with it more than anyone can ever
prepare you for. It is a great privilege, and one never
to be taken for granted. It is also demanding, tiring, perplexing, emotionally
challenging, yet full of joys, blessings, and deep satisfaction.
Many years ago, I was given three precious gifts from my
Heavenly Father ............ three beautiful daughters. My only training
ground for the role, was the years I had living with my own mother, and at times
in the presence of my two loving grandmothers. I now know, how many
lessons I was grasping from observing them in daily life.
I think back to those growing up days, to those teenage years, and
then on to the years of becoming a mother myself. My heart overflows
with gratitude, as I remember back. Back to the examples I had,
the love I was shown, the work ethic I was exposed to, the perseverance I
saw carried out, and the patience extended to me.
Now, I am in a different role. One where I am taking a back seat to parenting.
Where the decisions are not mind to make, and the mothering is not
mine to provide. A role where I give advice if asked, and offer
lots of love, care, and fun to their little ones. It is such a different role for
me. Now, I observe the three of them walking through their new, God
given roles. I watch, I pray, and I pray. I see their role now, with
a new set of eyes. I see how hard they work, how unselfishly they
live and give, and how much they invest in their children's lives.
I am so thankful for each one of my daughters. Mother's Day is their day.
And, Mother's Day...
is a special day for each and every one of you who visit here, whatever role
you may find yourself in, whether...
Sunday school teacher,
you are making a difference! You are touching lives. You are sharing love,
kindness, instruction, and many life lessons.
Thank you for that!
Here are a few favorite pictures of our daughters in their mothering
roles, captured this past year;
And, here are a few favorite pictures, showing that some lessons are already being
learned by their children;
Thank you for stopping by today!
You are a blessing to me!