Psalm 139:13-16 New International Version (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
MOTHERS DAY 2020 ~
I can't hug my mom today or look into her eyes, but I can thank God for her life. Her life gave me life and I will forever be grateful for that. I will cry today and count blessings of days with her. I remember being just a little kid and thinking of how pretty she was. I always wanted her attention, but she was tired a lot and never seem to have time. She worked a full time job too. Just a kid wanted to spend time, but she never understood that. It was in that room that I began to talk to my stuff animals. I would tell them that one day I will grow up and play with my kids. I will teach kindness to kids and adults. I spoke life to myself and made that happen later in life. I realize my mom might not had an example before her of a mom. Do I think she did her best? I do.
Sometimes we must just honor our moms for being the person God choose to have us. Think about that for a moment. Not everyone knows how to be a good mom or know the things we truly want inside. Their aren't mind readers all the time and our words matter.
I want to also give praise to wonderful moms that are in my life. First, to my daughter (Tracy) who gave birth to her first daughter Averie and is a wonderful stepmom to three boys. Second, to my daughter in Law Ashley, who is a step mom to two of granddaughters (Brookley, Willow). Third to Ashley who birthed Brookley, Willow and Piper, Isla, Boone. My prayers continue for each of them as God has placed children in their care. Their example shines to each of them and I am blessed to have the title of Grammie in their lives. It is part of my life to purpose prayer daily for each of them and be a good example. God has answered prayers and will continue to answer prayers. He is the same, yesterday, today and forever.
One piece of advice today, take off expectations of a day with a title. We don't always get the things we want, ask for or think somebody should know. Many deal with death a mom today, that missing link in their life or disappointments of her. Let us give thanks for the life God gave us and pray for those who hurt. Many would love to be a mom and carry that title, but can't. Let us think of others this day too and celebrate in the best ways we can.
I hope today you will purpose a Happy Mothers Day and count blessings of your life. Your example matters, your important and put on earth on purpose! I love my family more than words can say.