Happy Mothers Day

Naturally today is the day to reflect on mothers and I was thinking about how I wanted to blog about it and that I didn't know where to start. I thought about how much I just love my son so I looked up the word love in the dictionary and I really liked two of the definitions:

1. The benevolent affection of God for His creatures, or the reverent affection due them to God

2. A feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection,as for a child or parent.

I just think it is amazing how the two go hand in hand, Without Jesus we would not know how to love and because of Jesus we can show love because He first loved us. I am just so thankful for the Bible and that it is filled with stories, examples and  practical advice on how to love and how to be a good mom.

Today I thought about my mom and all the wonderful things she did for me and the fun memories I hold dear, I thought about the mom that I am and the mom that I want to be. I thought about all the brand new moms who are just starting out and the moms who have adult children and all the wisdom they have to share. Single Moms who have given everything for their kids and those who wished they had been better moms. And of course in this journey I thought about birth moms who loved enough to give their child to another.

I really thought about birth moms today, and mothers who adopt. Someone I know who had adopted a child and found out that we were starting the adoption process said this to me "Isn't it amazing that God picked you and is entrusting you with another womens child, that out of one of that womens biggest heartaches will be one of your greatest joys"...WOW! Yes it is amazing!
As part of our dossier we had to write a letter to the birthparents and I used the last part of that quote in my letter. I thanked my child's birth mom for giving me her child and promised to love them. That is why I am so thankful for the Bible and for the 24hr access I have to God. Without it I know I would not be able to do the job of mother. I love that through His grace I can be an example of love to my children. I am so thankful that God created women with His nurturing personality.

Today I hope you thanked your mom for who she is what what she has done for you (regardless of "perfection"). I pray that you would use the tools freely offered by God to help you as you mother your children and that the Holy Spirit would be your guide.  Happy Mothers Day!