Mother’s Day has always had mixed emotions with it and this year was no exception. You can read my thoughts on how Mother’s Day is hard here.
This year, as many of you know, has a special twist. I had the pleasure and privilege to celebrate my very first Mother’s Day! This has been a very humbling experience for me as I reflect on all that title entails. I know so many women who would give anything to be a mother to earthly children and my heart aches for them and helps me to have a much better perspective when I find myself grumbling. I also have friends that have had children leave this earth way too soon (in our eyes, we know God’s timing is perfect in all things even though we will probably never understand it). My heart breaks for them as they long to hold their babies in their arms.
I pray that I never take for granted this blessing of motherhood. The Lord has given women such a beautiful opportunity to raise godly children for the Lord and His Kingdom. With His grace, we are able to do so in our fallen and sinful nature. What a privilege and gift. I pray that I will always give thanks to the Father for blessing me with this high calling that is humbling, sanctifying, and filled with joy.
I have had the opportunity to reflect on how the Lord has blessed me with many women in my life that have mentored, loved, and encouraged me along the way. While I will always miss my biological Mother who the Lord took home when I was only 9, I am beyond blessed to have been given another earthly mother who has loved me as her own since she married my Dad. She has taken care of me, encouraged me, and adopted me as her own daughter and for that, I will always be thankful and blessed. I am thankful to have been loved by her and all she has done for me and Micah all these almost 17 years. She is brave, loving and a model of grace and beauty both inside and out. I am so blessed to have been given two beautiful mothers to emulate.
In addition to two mothers that have been a part of my immediate upbringing, I have been blessed with many women, both young and old, that have invested in me and my life in countless ways. I would not be who I am without that motherly and grandmotherly love that has been poured into me at a young age. When I thought I couldn’t go on anymore, these beautiful, godly women would always show up and pour the truth of the Gospel into me.
All in all, there are no words to express how humbled, grateful, and loved I have felt over the years for all of those godly women that have invested in me. I pray that I am half the Mother to my son and future children that these women have been to me, both big and small ways.
Thank you, Jesus, for blessing me in this way when I least deserve it! Al praise and honor to You!