It is now a couple of days after Mother's Day and as I reflect on the powerful impact that mothers have on their children, it is no surprise that this day when we stop and remember or reach out with expressions of love for Moms on this day.
For my family, we had such a mixture of joy and sadness on Mother's Day! It was my husband's first Mother's Day without his mom, and for me, without my mother-in-law, and so there was sadness and sorrow that she is no longer with us. There was also great joy as my daughter-in-law Becca celebrated her first Mother's Day and our granddaughter Mackenzie was dedicated on Mother's Day. And then, there is the joy for who my Mom is to me and getting to celebrate her love for me. Being an only child means that my mother poured her entire life into this life of mine. I wrote that she has always made me feel more than amazing, and she responded, "you are more than amazing". That is a mother's heart and love.
And then, there was the wonderful love sent to me from my husband and my children for Mother's Day. Gifts and thoughts and love from all over the world remind me that the investment of a mother's heart in the lives of her children is an investment that will change their lives forever. These gifts and words made my heart sing!
I am acutely aware that Mother's Day may have also been bittersweet for you. You may be grieving the loss of your mother, enjoying your first mother's day, or in a troubled relationship with your Mom. May I just say that you are in my prayers, and it is my hope that you can find some ray of hope as you reflect on the relationship with your Mom. A quote I love about Mothers is this one
"To My Mom, I have my compassionate heart because of your kindness to others, I see wonder in the world because of your imagination; I pray God will watch over you and comfort you and protect you from any harm. YOU will always be with me, because I am who I am because of your loving hands. Thank you for loving me. Author Unknown"
I sent many of you a link to a video that is called A Mother's Prayer. It is the prayer we have for our children, and I have never stopped praying this prayer for my children. I never will. They are my heart.
Happy Mother's Day, A Mother’s Prayer
Blessings as you reflect on Mother's Day this year., Susie