As I prepare for Mother’s Day tomorrow, I think of the eighteen years I have been a mother. Being a mother is the hardest job I have ever had. Never have I doubted or questioned myself so much in my life. As mothers we tend to beat ourselves up and feel guilty because we feel what we do is never enough. Have I loved my kids enough? Have I taught my kids enough? Have I spent enough time with them? Have I corrected them enough? Am I enough? Well even though we have doubts God has never doubted you. He chose you to be a mom. A high calling with purpose!
I want to share with you the three things I learned being a mom:
- How to serve– Having a servant’s heart toward my children, which means serving their needs before mine with a good heart.
- Not to be selfish– Before I had kids I just thought about myself but when I became a mother it wasn’t about me anymore. Even my relationship with my own mom changed.
- Unconditional love– A love that is so great even when my kids don’t deserve it. They may be ungrateful and there are times when I don’t like them. But the love I have for them is greater, just like our Heavenly Father’s love for us.
I hope every mother enjoys their day. This is a day to honor and recognize all the love and hard work you have poured into your children. SO, MILK IT! ENJOY IT! YOU DESERVE IT! YOU ARE THE BEST!
Proverbs 31:30 AMP – Charm and grace are deceptive and [superficial] beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord [reverently worshiping, obeying, serving, and trusting Him with awe-filled respect], she shall be praised.
Father, I thank you for the gift of being a mother and the treasure of having children. As we celebrate Mother’s Day let us not be condemned for our past mistakes but let us worship You because of your mercy and grace. Thank you that your mercies are new each day! Let us enjoy today and all the blessings you have given us.