Note to self:
Mother’s Day is not about what your kids can do for you…
it is about the gift of what you can do for your kids.
It is about the gift of humor:
to serenade a brother when he sleeps in a little too long.
It’s about the gift of a positive attitude:
to seek fun regardless of our abundance of northwest wet.
It’s about the gift of listening:
to take the time to hear each other.
It’s about the gift of moral standards:
to accept the overabundance of chaperons when your special friend is over.
It’s about the gift of love:
to accept each other as-is,
with all our talents, challenges, quirks, and personalities.
It’s about the gift of security:
to love their dad through all circumstances;
the good, the bad, and the seemingly always strange situations we find ourselves in…
So, yes, although my children will give me the gift of service
tomorrow while doing yard work and prepping gardens…
I will continue to appreciate the gift of Motherhood, and the 6 children I am blessed with!
I will live out loud the gift of faith:
“But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart
and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”
1st Timothy 1:5
as Christ has given us the greatest gift of all… eternal life.