Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and I just wanted to send a post your way to let you know you are the best mom for your child(ren). It is easy to get caught up in the faults you find with yourself and the inadequacies you may see in being a mother. But, I wanted to let you know that your children have been placed in your life and you are the greatest gift your child has received.
Would you like to know why?
You spend hours each day teaching school when you could be visiting with friends and pursuing a hobby, making a career for yourself, or volunteering.
You give selflessly each and every day. You fix meals, take care of the house and care for your children, just to name a few things.
You prepare lessons plans, drive to lessons, co-ops, clubs, sporting events, and church so that your child can experience the best of everything.
You discipline yourself to teach school when there are days when neither you, nor the children want to do it.
You listen to your child(ren), you care deeply for him/her, and want the best for them.
Thank you, Mom, for giving of yourself, for teaching them, for sharing your life (the good and the bad) with the precious gift of your family. Yes, you are going to have bad days, but there are also many good days. When you mess up, be quick to admit it and ask for forgiveness. I think I must have said I was sorry more than a thousand times!
I just wanted to leave you with a quick story and the reason why I wanted to write this post. I received a call from my oldest son tonight who is in his twenties, and he called to say he loved me. He also told me he had found some keepsakes of things I had written to him when he was in college. Who would have thought? At that moment I had a thought that even though I messed up countless times and cried many a tear thinking he could have had a better mom, I realized that I mothered pretty well after all. Ian is a loving, generous young man and I am thankful he gets to call me mom.
So, don’t lose heart! Be encouraged, and keep being faithful to what you have been called to and chosen to do. You are the best mom your child could ever have! Happy (early)Mother Day.