I love Mother’s Day! And it’s not just because I woke up to all these, although they did make me laugh out loud…
And it isn’t just that when I moved the giant cards, I found these beauties…
and these, too….
It’s not even because of all the sweet drawings and messages inside those cards, although they do melt my heart each time I read them…
It’s not the hugs and words of encouragement received after church, or the e-mail messages and facebook posts from friends and family around the world, although they do make my day happier and brighter.
No, there are two other BIG reasons I love this day.
One is that I am reminded to let my own amazing mom know how much I love and value her. She is my role model…still. My favorite thing about her is that she never has anything negative to say about anyone. Ever. She always finds something good in others….something to compliment…something to love. She amazes me. I want to be like her, because she is so much like Christ.
I think of her every time I read Titus 1:15. “To the pure, all things are pure…” I think that because she is so GOOD, she automatically sees good in other people. As for me? Well, I’m still working on that, but I’m sure thankful for my sweet mentor.
The other reason I love this day? It reminds me to be really, really thankful for these people:
I’m always aware that motherhood is a privilege, but it’s nice to have a special day to focus on the ones who made me a mom in the first place. (I’d say God, my husband, and my kiddos all made contributions there!)
Thanks to all of you who taught me lessons in motherhood. Thanks to all of you who honor your own moms, who make sacrifices to be great parents, and who are godly role models for our children. You are greatly appreciated!