Mothers – we all have them, and when we reflect on these amazing women, we smile. Women that give their 24 hours to the ones they love. Often thinking about everyone else before they think about themselves. I am blessed, to have a mother and a mother in law of strength. Yes, this world is not easy. We all hit a wall at times in our lives where we need to hammer away and break it down. But we can make it through, with love and strength.Major events have happened over these past three years, I cannot even make this stuff up. But the key is finding grace in the moments that take our breath away. Mom you have shown me this. I also want to say the same about my amazing mother in law. We all have had to put one step in front of the other, but we keep moving forward.
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.
Today lets all 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. REST.
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.
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!