People say that grief never goes away, you never “get over” losing someone important you, but it just lessens.
That’s how I feel about Mother’s Day and thinking about my mom who passed away many years ago. It makes me incredibly sentimental and I’m tearing up right now just reading this.
I thank God for my mom, who was my biggest cheerleader, which didn’t mean she always went along with what I was doing. She gave me a Godly rebuke when I needed it and brought me back into alignment by doing it!
But I always knew she loved me and encouraged me. She believed whatever God called me to do I could do it through Christ who strengthens me. I never made a major decision while she was alive without asking her to pray. It seemed to me like she had a real hotline to heaven through her personal relationship with Christ.
I owe a majority of who I am to my mom. She was always in the stands at swim meets, she was always on the sidelines at ball games, she was always there to hear me speak when I was just beginning.
Thanks Mom for showing me Jesus because I know you’re with Jesus and I’ll see you again!
But until God calls me home I’ll keep telling people about Jesus because you showed me and you lived for Him.
To all of you who may have lost a mom, a child and suffered through an unspeakable loss. to those who can’t have children or even who don’t have a good relationship with their moms, I pray for peace and comfort for you during this time too.
Mother’s Day can be an emotional day depending on where you’re at. But every one of us has someone a mother figure who has gone the second mile for us. Don’t use only “the day” to thank her. Find ways to regularly thank that her, love on her and appreciate her. Somewhere there’s a women in your life who needs to be encouraged.