Happy Mother’s Day! To every woman who has taken up the call as mother and grandmother, we salute you not only today but every day. You are the reason we are here. Being a mother is not just the act of giving birth but it the act of raising your child or children in love for the rest of your life. You hold us up in prayer. You wipe away our tears. You give free advice. You love us unconditionally even when we do not listen to you. You forgive us faster than we can spell the word forgiveness. You give us the benefit of doubt. The best meals of our lives have come from your kitchen. You worked hard and made sure we never lacked anything. You showed us how to stand up for ourselves. You walk in so much strength, grace and confidence that you take our breath away. You have even sometimes put your dreams, life and more on hold for us. Thank you will never be enough. May God bestow on you a special blessing today and always.
To every woman who may not have children yet or is a mother or grandmother who answers to one or some of the following: Aunt, Godmother, Pastor, Pastor’s Wife, Mentor, Deacon, Elder, Spiritual Mother, Leader and more, thank you for playing an important role in the lives of the children around you. Thank you for being there for the most important moments of the children in your life. Thank you for standing in the gap for the children in your lives and their family. We thank you so much for your love and may God pour out a special blessing on you today and always. For those who are experiencing sorrow and pain this Mother’s Day, I pray that God could come close to you and comfort you. I have lost women who have played an important role in my life and I am reminded of them during this time. I pray that if your desire is to have children of your own, that God would manifest himself in a special way for you and that his will would be done. I pray that God would give you beauty for ashes. It is okay for you not to be okay.
Please take a moment to salute the women of your life. Thank them not just on Mother’s Day but any day. You can call them. You can send them a beautiful card (Hallmark is at Dollar Tree). You can send them a text message. You can take them out for a meal. You can make them a meal. You can visit them and spend intentional time connecting with them. You can send them for a day of self-care. You can buy them a gift. Whatever you decide to do, please say thank you. Happy Mother’s Day!