Do you ever lovingly gaze into the face of your precious child, getting lost in the beauty and intricacies of her perfect little features? I know I do. SG is “fearfully and wonderfully made,” (Psalm 139) crafted and put together by God.
I get lost sometimes, staring into her little face, still sometimes not believing she’s really mine. The Lord really gave her to us to train up. I was blessed to become pregnant after six years of infertility.
As Mother’s Day approaches, I’m reminded that not every woman out there is celebrating Mother’s Day. Maybe your mom has passed away. Maybe relationships are strained. Maybe your heart is aching because there is nothing more in this world you want than to be a mother. And you aren’t.
Mother’s Day was hard for me for many years, as I ached and longed for my own child. We always celebrated Mother’s Day. Just not for me. I’m blessed to have my mother, maternal grandmother, mother-in-law, and grandmother-in-law still with us.
This weekend, I’m lifting up all of you out there. Hang on if you’re not a mom yet but long to be. Your day will come. There is hope!!! I am living proof.
To my mommy: I treasure you. You have been a wonderful mother. I could not have asked for a sweeter or kinder mother. You have loved me thoroughly and completely, and especially when I didn’t deserve it. You have always shown me grace. You’re an amazing Mimi. I love you, mommy.
To my grandma: Te amo! You have been an outstanding example of a Godly woman. You raised nine children, selflessly. I miss you very much and thank you for loving me. I’m so blessed to call you my grandma.
To my mother-in-law: Thank you. Thank you for lovingly raising an AMAZING man. The man I love, cherish, and honor. You have been a great example to me and I love you as if you were my own mom. You are a wonderful Nana!
To my grandma through marriage: I don’t even like to call you that. You are my grandma. From the moment I met you, I loved you. You welcomed me with open arms. You are a beautiful example, inside and out, of a woman who loves The Lord. Thank you for being a shining light!
To my SG: Thank you for making me a mother. I love you beyond words. You have no idea how long I prayed for you, how many tears I cried for you, how my heart ached for you. You are the perfect child for us in God’s very perfect timing. I’m so blessed and grateful you are my child. To you, my child, my wish is this: That you will choose to love The Lord Jesus with all of your heart, soul, and might. Trust in Him and you cannot go wrong.
To my readers: Happy Mother’s Day! I hope your weekend is filled with love, family, and friends.
I leave you with this:
“Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
‘Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.’
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears The Lord is to be praised.”
Happy Mother’s Day!!!