Today is Mother’s Day.
Since I’m a thinker, I did a lot of thinking while my children and husband did their best to spoil me. In no particular order…this is a glimpse of what I thought and felt today.
I thought about Mother’s Day three years ago when grief threatened to crush me. That made my heart ache even more for others out there who are feeling crushed by the weight of today.
I dreamed forward to a day when a beautiful, brown-skinned sweetheart would call me mommy.
I thought about my own mother and how she has impacted me and taught me so much about life, love, dedication, hard work and commitment.
I thought about my husband’s mother. She must have done something right because he is a treasure and I am forever thankful to her for how she mothered him.
I wondered what kind of a legacy I am building for my own children and what they will remember about me when they have children of their own someday.
Mostly, I admired the sweet, amazing people who call me mom Every. Single. Day. I am so thankful for them and for how they fill my life with such joy and goodness. I love how they make me realize my need for a Savior and how lost I would be with Him. They see me at my very worst and love me anyway. They were eager to serve me today and show me special love and adoration. These kids are amazing, wonderful little people who I pray will love Jesus when they are big people. May God grant me the grace to do right by them and lead them to Him by my example.
I am so thankful for this gift of motherhood. The good. The bad. The ugly. And the beautiful. God is so good!