Mother's Day 2012
As a mother myself there are so many emotions that are tied into this very special day. I love that I get to celebrate my mama. When I see my mom I see the beauty of God’s love. Is she perfect? No. However, she is perfectly made and was perfectly chosen to be the woman to hold my hand through all the many stages of my life. So I recently wrote a Mother's Day letter for my mom, which she has yet to receive but that is okay, this time tomorrow we will have laid across her bed while I read the letter to my precious mom word for word.
My letter to my mom for Mother's Day:
You know how when a holiday rolls around and there is never the perfect card to pick off the shelf because the words written in the card are so generic? Well I figured this year I would do this a little bit different and why not, I mean what words could be better than the ones that come straight from my heart?
You are the mom that God designed specifically to carry my heart to woman-hood. To cross the bridge from being a baby to a kid, kid to a teenager, teenager to young adult, young adult to a woman and woman to wife. Even still showing me how to walk out in faith, into the unknown, allowing my heart to be vulnerable to mother hood.
Who knew that becoming a wife meant dying to your flesh and self-absorbed ways and ideas? Who knew that becoming a mom would bring me to a place where I felt like I was operating as an invisible part in my life? Who knew that there would be days I just wanted to give up or give in?
God, He knew…He knew long before I was formed what every day of my life would entail. He knew every thought that would cross my mind, every tear that would escape my heart. He knew every bump I would get on my knee, every break my heart would encounter, every smile, giggle and love I would give away or invest.
He knew the strength it would take to walk along side me and the courage and trust it would take to push me along the way. So when He measured out the qualities that it would take to get me to this day. The woman that He wanted to be by my side, holding my hand, drying my tears, hearing my fears and victories is you. He created you, and He did that for me. There is no other person on this earth that could be the mom to me that you have been. He knew me before I was formed in your womb and He knew that you would be the best mom for me.
I am so thankful that He chose you. Although there have been times where I have questioned my existence, when I brought that to you, you listened, you heard me. You listened to my heart and loved me through it. Mom you have always walked beside me through my messes and cheered me on in the victories. I love you so much!
So for Mother’s Day this year I wanted to take some time I attempt to put into words how much I know God Loves Me Because HE Blessed Me with You!
Proverbs 31:28a "Her children will rise up and call her blessed"
Remember to take the time to stop and honor your mom this weekend.
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