Today as I reflect on the word "mom" several things come to mind.
1. I am a daughter...I love my Mom dearly because she has been my biggest encourager, prayer warrior, and recipe-finder! She has been with me and loved me unconditionally in the good times and the bad. Even though I'm in my 50's and have been on my own for years, with my own family, we still talk on the phone every week and text in between.
2. I became a mom. 25 years ago was my very first mother's day...but it was bittersweet because I was a mother of twin daughters, but they were not in my arms on earth. They are in my heart and waiting for me in heaven. Needless to say, that was the hardest Mother's Day ever. It was hard to see myself as a mother, but I was. God has carried me through that grief and I have listened to countless others over the years that have lost children in various stages of life. They say time heals all wounds...but I say that God is faithful and He is only One who can truly heal. You still remember, but now I can remember with thanksgiving...because we will be reunited at the feet of Jesus and worship Him forever. They just got there before I did and have had more practice.
3. I am a mom of 2 wonderful, young adult daughters. What a joy it has been to watch them grow, to be with them in the good times and the hard times and to love them. Just like my mother, I now receive recipes and encouragement from them. Over the years, I acknowledge at times, it was hard, but I am reaping the benefits now. Even though my nest at home is empty...my heart is full when we can connect, in person and via texts and phone calls.
So this Mother's Day, whether it's easy or hard, fun or frantic....remember that God is faithful and wants you to know that you are deeply loved by Him!
This post is part of Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on her blog and on Facebook. Kate posts a single word each week and each blogger sets a timer for minutes to write and then posts.
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