Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mother's Day is not about me. Period.

Yes, I am a mother, but Mother's Day is not about me.

Don't get me wrong. I love the beautiful children that God has bestowed upon me. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the gifts given to me by my wonderful husband and children. But I will say it again, Mother's Day is not about me.

Mother's Day is about my mother and celebrating all the love she has given to me and the sacrifices she has made for me. If it wasn't for my mother, I would not be where I am today.
She pushed us all to be the best that we could be because she had the vision to see our potential.
She encouraged us to try new things.
She made sure that we had all the necessary training we'd need so that we could better minister to our own families and church families some day.
My mom is one of the hardest working women I know.
She may not be one of the most sensitive people in the world but she sure cares an awful lot about others.
She has a deep love for the Lord and the ministry.
She is strong and capable.
She is humble.
She is generous.
To me, she is the embodiment of the Proverbs 31 woman. Someday, I hope my children can say the same about me.

So, whether you're already a mother or longing for the day when you will be one, this day is not about you. It's about your mother, the one who put so much of herself aside for you.

Thanks, mom!