Mother’s Day. For some, the day starts with runny scrambled eggs served on a tray in bed by well-meaning little ones. Hand-drawn pictures to add to the fridge. Take-out for dinner so mom doesn’t have to cook.
For some, the day is about missing and mourning. Missing kids who’ve moved away. Missing moms who are gone. Longing for kids who were never born. Mourning those who left too soon.
For some, it’s a day of double duty. Mom guiding the little fingers drawing the picture on the card for herself. Mom seeking to answer questions like Dad would, if he was here. Mom falling wearily into bed at the end of the day, alone.
For all, it’s a day to thank God for moms. Birth moms, adoptive moms, stepmoms, honorary moms, teachers, mentors and others who’ve filled that role in our lives.
Mother’s Day analogies abound in this lovely video. Moms nurture their children from tiny beginnings to maturity. Moms love to watch their kids’ lives unfold. A mother’s family might be likened to a beautiful garden of vari-colored blooms. Share this with the mother or mother figure in your life, and let her know how grateful you (as one of her blossoms) appreciates all she is.
We celebrate you this weekend, Mom!
You’ve scrubbed applesauce out of the carpet. Sat in the van with the screaming 6-year-old until she calmed down enough to go into the grocery store. Patiently encouraged your autistic son through his fear of playgrounds. Endured hair-raising practice drives around the parking lot with the overly confident 15-year-old. Prayed through long nights when you didn’t know where she was or when she was coming home.
Mother, grandmother, step-mother, aunt, Big Sister, guardian—we honor you. Your work is not easy but it is important.
May your children rise up and bless you! (Prov. 31:28)