This is actually a re-blog from a post 3 years ago. But out of everything I’ve posted – my website stats show that this one continues to be the most searched and read.
Perhaps this is because traditional Mother’s Days gifts and greetings often exclude those who contribute to the nurturing and raising of many – but may not have their own actual children to show for it.
Whether you’ve spent the day with children and grandchildren, are estranged from your child and it breaks or heart, or if you’ve never been a mom in the traditional sense, the words in the blog below are for you. Who you are and why you do matters. Your impact and value exceeds anything you can imagine!
Original post from May 9, 2016:
Happy Mother’s day to all women!
You might respond, “All women aren’t mothers”. I beg to differ.
One definition of “mother” describes the word as a verb meaning to “bring up with care and affection”.
Yes, some women bring up children in the traditional “mom” sense of the word.
But ALL women raise up other people through mentoring, coaching, leading, and loving.
So, beautiful one…. no matter what form your mothering takes – celebrate yourself and the powerful nurturing spirit your God and Creator lovingly breathed into you.
Happy Mother’s day… to YOU!
No matter what’s going on in your life, don’t forget to tell yourself this:
“Because I’m a part of my Maker’s eternal story, my story isn’t over!”
Healing is often a complex journey. Have patience with the process and be kind to yourself. And, remember…. there is never a moment where your Maker is out of earshot of your heart’s cry.
“I have told you all this so that You may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” – Jesus (John 16:33 New Living Translation)
I’m wide awake in the middle of the night. But words like this flowing through my head and heart make it a whole lot easier to embrace peace. Rest in HIM.
(Follow this link to hear the full song: https://youtu.be/r32B_vLqC-Y)
The beautiful landmark #KingAndQueenBuildings looked quite different during my commute in this morning’s fog than they do in the #AfternoonSunlight. But the #LifeLesson in this is that the actual structure and function of the buildings didn’t change just because my view was temporarily obstructed. Do not let what you see weaken what you KNOW to be true. #LessonsFromTheSky.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” –Isaiah 43:19
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
May sunrise breakthrough darkness today as you follow firmly the path whispered to you by Father’s voice.