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This Sunday is the yearly celebration of the women who created us, fed us, taught us, and loved us with their whole hearts…its Mother’s Day.
These women come in so many shapes and sizes, with thoughts and feelings as diverse as the stars in the sky, yet we take one day to tell them all Thank you. Over the last two years I have had the bliss of loving two Moms.
The first Mom is the woman I have had the pleasure of loving for almost 30 years. I am “of” her. When you look at us…you will see the genetic connection. We have similar smiles, similar faces, in fact most of the world can’t tell us apart when we answer the phone…there is no doubt that I am her daughter. Until I open my mouth and you might hear a bit of my father. Through the years we have had our ups and downs as any relationship does, but there was never an end in sight. There is a great comfort in loving and being loved by a Mother who knows and loves the Lord, because she knows how to Love you despite yourself. She has taught me to be organized, to care about those around me, to love my husband with everything I am, to be proud of my tender heart, and to listen to the call of God in my heart.
The second Mom is the woman my husband has loved for 31 years. She raised an amazing son in the middle of total chaos. Their home life wasn’t always an easy place, but he has never known a day without her praise, hope, or love. He gets his strength, compassion, and flexibility from her. He gets his eloquent speech, attention to detail, and joy of music from her years of encouragement. He would be such a different man, if she wasn’t a part of his life. This wonderful woman graciously stepped aside when I said “I Do” and has given me the most wonderful gift. She has allowed me to take on the role of his wife and the first lady in his life with full trust that I can succeed in the role. She has taught me so much: to be pliable, to understand large family ties and relationships, to meet people where they are at.
How do I thank someone for all that? How do I honor someone for all of that? This year I pledge to love my Mothers like there is no Tomorrow. So show them that they are truly important to us and our family. I will support them when the world crashes around them, and play with them in moments of sheer joy. I pray that these women know their true value, and understand the great blessings they are in our lives.
Happy Mothers Day!