The candy and flowers have been delivered, phone and text messages made, dinners made or purchased, perfume or new dress bought…all the tokens of loving appreciation completed for the moms. The annual rite of Mother’s Day is done or is it? One day is insufficient to express gratitude for the sacrifices and love shown to us by our mothers. Whether it was for days, weeks, months or years. Women around the globe make the decision every day to give unselfishly for their children, or for the young ones. The nurturing care given, oftentimes at their own expense is immeasurable, and yet they give, and give, and give. I for one, am eternally grateful for all the mothers, and women who played a profound role in my life, and in the lives of my children. When I became a mother for the first time, scared, unsure, wholly unprepared for the task ahead, I relied heavily on the wisdom and examples of “mothers” including my own, to guide me through the murky waters of motherhood. Motherhood is a monumental task and not for the faint at heart. And despite the risks, the rewards are enormous. You experience, all be it a small piece, God’s kingdom of creation. Then by trial and triumph guide each life towards its destiny. It’s amazing.
I celebrate and acknowledge as often as possible women who took on the role of motherhood, not just on the second Sunday of every May, but each time we are together in whatever manner it takes. Because mothers love as God does unconditionally and always. So thank you moms for all you do and have done for each of us.
1 John 4:7
King James Version (KJV)
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.