I am staring at this photo of my grandmother in the dining room.
It is dawning on me that Mother’s Day is for everyone and it impacts us all differently.
I miss my her mother (in photo at top). My grandmother was gone way too soon at 59 years old. I now fully understand the grief my mother was enduring and wish I had known then as teenager. I couldn’t have grasped it until now.
Today, I watch my kids whisper and giggle about what they have planned for me.
I just want them to know I love being their mom. I really do.
I snap and complain and whine so often.
Do they know how much I love it?
Do they know what an honor it is to be chosen to be their mom?
Does my countenance show them I’m happy in my job?
For those wanting deeply to be a mom, for those missing their moms – I cannot even begin to imagine the hurt the day brings.
For those that had terrific moms, what a fun chance to stop and realize it’s actually not the norm. Great moms are a gem. Celebrate her with specific encouragement. Write her that note.
For those that had less then you dreamed about, God might be working on forgiveness and acceptance in your heart. Loving and understanding her in a new way. Dialing in other influences that fill the gap. Asking God to show up in this hurt.
For the weary mom. I know it’s hard. I know there’s a place to be real about the journey.
Today, I want to tell you everything I love about it. I am so very grateful. My life isn’t perfect. I am choosing today to list the good, not the bad. I love these angels and I don’t want to be celebrated on Mother’s Day – I want the to know I LOVE BEING THER MOM.
To my sweet girls.
I love your soft skin.
I love the way your tiny hands grip mine so tight.
I love the way you play with my hair.
I love the way you notice when I get “pretty” and light up.
I love how you care for me when I’m sick.
I love to snuggle and would do that for hours.
I love when we are face to face and giggling.
I love when you tell me your fears and joys from the bottom of your heart.
I love your every freckle and toe and hair on your head.
I love your thick hair, glasses, big brown eyes and long legs – Ella.
I love your smile, giggle, blue eyes and bounce – Larson.
I love picking you up and dropping you off.
I love when we connect eyes during a performance.
I love when my heart pounds with proud when I see you across a room.
I love when you talk about Jesus and how you love Him.
I love you how truly adore your grandparents and family.
I love how you squeal and run for daddy every day.
I love how you treat your friends.
I love you how respect your teachers.
I love how you say sorry when you’re wrong.
I love you always and forever because you’re mine. That’s it.
Praying for a HAPPY Mother’s Day for me. I pray I show them how Happy I am to be their momma.
If you lost your mom this past year or know a friend this year – just simply enter your the beautiful MOM’S NAME below. I’ll draw two winners and send you both a set of ABC Scripture Cards and a note a Jesus Calling devotional. Praying for all of you. I don’t need to sell another set of cards – I was just thinking of one tiny way I could encourage you or your friends that are hurting with a fun surprise. I wish I could do it for every single one.
Or honor her by telling us all about her! I’d love to know about your mom.