How Blessed I Am!
Anyone with teenagers knows that there are times when we want to pull out our hair and scream. I am filled with joy and pride in my crew when I can see them with God’s eyes and look beyond their struggles…because it really is about them. I want to protect my babies from making mistakes and from pain, but I would be cheating them out of learning the valuable lessons that God is teaching them. It is a fine line between letting them learn and allowing them to self-destruct. It’s my job to prevent the latter, if they will allow me, and guide them in the former. What a constant juggling act! How blessed I am.
Mother’s Day is a time for me to reflect on being a mother. Of course the job description is endless. I am teacher, chef, housekeeper, nurse, chauffeur, consoler, cheerleader, guidance counsellor, activity programmer, friend, law enforcement officer, artist, employer…to name a few. So how does a person handle the job, being on call 24/7, with the incredible task of molding tiny individuals into contributing members in society? One way…by the grace of God! How blessed I am.
My mornings start with prayer. My days are filled with prayer. My days end in thanksgiving. I KNOW that my strength comes from God and I am humble enough to turn to Him. Could I do this without Him? Probably, but why would I want to? Life is hard enough already and I’m willing to accept help and guidance, just like I want to provide for my children. And what better mother to model my life after than Mary, the mother of my Saviour and my mother? Thank you dear Mother. I love you more than life itself. How blessed I am.
So Mother’s Day is a chance for me to celebrate being a mother…I am ready for my kids to shower me with love, with thanks and with gifts. I am grateful for a chance to spend time with them since they don’t all live at home anymore. I am ready to celebrate being a mother by serving my family today – by being a teacher, chef, housekeeper, nurse, chauffeur, consoler, cheerleader, guidance counsellor, activity programmer, friend, law enforcement officer, artist, employer…to name a few. How blessed I am.
HOW BLESSED I AM!