Last year, I posted the following post in devotion to my beautiful mother. Since then we have had quite the journey. She had major surgery, almost lost her life in the recovery process, and then was diagnosed with breast cancer this past fall. Through it all, she wore a smile. This post now has come full circle, I feel the same about her but stronger. I am so blessed to have this amazing woman as my mom. In addition, I am very thankful for my mother in law who has helped us through these difficulties in our lives – we have helped each other. Day after day God shows me His gentle hand. He is always there, and always promises triumph. Although it may not be on our time, but triumph ALWAYS happens.
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
We are meant for an abundant life, if we learn that we are not in control – that He is there to lead, lift, carry and hold. I thank Him every day for the perspective in the pain, and the love that always shows through 🙂
As mother’s day approaches, we all can reflect on how amazing our mothers are. For those of you that have children, we tend to be hard on ourselves on our ability to “mother”. We are our worst critics… Remember to always give yourself a basket of grace. I adore my mother, she is a testament of strength and has a heart full of gold. She has always put others before herself (sound familiar)?? In dedication to this amazing woman, I thought I would write a poem to capture my thoughts.
A Letter to My Mom
As a babe, I look up at my mom and see her blue eyes.
They are beautiful and bright.
The love radiates and flows.
A love that cannot be explained, unconditional.
A bond that is everlasting and shared by two.
Over the years, the eyes change – brought by love, hope, heart ache and pain.
The lines and creases begin to show.
The lines define the moments in time where there was much happiness and sometimes tears.
She is strength, she is life, she is warm, she is a fighter and she defines love.
She has helped me most to grow.
She has helped me through my life and my “lows”.
She feels my pain when I hurt, and over time as I grow, I feel her hurts too.
We are one; the bond can never be undone.
She healed my wounds when they were deep, she has whispered sweet words as a child to me when I sleep.
We share a bond, that is so strong.
All through the years, I know this much is true, I have become the woman I am today because of you.
You are my mother – a women of strength, determination, living with your heart and soul.
I adore you.
A video that is so fitting for this wonderful celebratory day is: http://play.simpletruths.com/movie/heart-of-a-mother?cm_mmc=CheetahMail-_-MO-_-04.30.12-_-HOAMmovie-USCAXX-&utm_source=CheetahMail&utm_campaign=HOAMmovie
Take some time to celebrate the mothers, grandmothers, step mothers that have helped us through our lives. A remember to celebrate you too when you’re doing it!