Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Reflections

Today is a day to celebrate Mother’s….

I've done some reading of perspectives on social media sites and was troubled by some moms and their greatest moms day wish was to be away from their children….speaking of spas, and escapes, and grand vacations from those who made the reason for them to celebrate.
Children…those marvelous little humans that bring us pride, and joy, a challenges in our days….they are gifts…the Bible speaks of them as blessings.

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.
  — Psalm 127:3-5

Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
  — Proverbs 17:6

Of course, when we are cleaning, and picking up and dealing with the daily muck…it is hard to see the forest for the trees.

I've been reading Desperate by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson in my moms group.  It has given me renewed thoughts and things I've forgotten or put aside from the business of life…it has renewed my fervor to be more intentional of bring beauty into our lives, seek out other mama's who need to be encouraged, to be more intentional in my prayers for my children.

Last week, on the Trim Healthy Mama Podcast….they spoke of home being a place of healing.  Working on simple things like our words, making things lovely, cooking and loving our families through our service brings great healing to our husbands and children.  

It just seems like the Lord has been reminding me of the power of a mom in setting the tone for her home, mothering her children and becoming a healer through the every day things.

I personally know some awesome moms…they inspire me, challenge me, pray for me and walk beside me….all of these things have been encouraging.

It has been a lovely reminder….and here is the simple truth…I love being with my children, I love making my home a place of beauty, I love the aspects of being a mom…but sometimes we need to be reminded of how fortunate we are to do what we do as mothers.  We don't need big houses or lots of money…we need to simply make beauty.  We can do that in simple ways through out the day…setting a pretty table, going out to pick flowers from the garden, straightening the living room up before my hubby gets home, making a craft with the children..simple, yes?  Beautiful, yes?

So this day, the Mother’s Day…let's reflect on the beautiful children in our care, the place we call home, the other moms around you that have been put in your life, our wonderful husbands that provide for us each day…let us be grateful beyond words and enjoy what we have been given!

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