Sunday, May 13, 2012

It's A Mommy Thing

"A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking" ~ Helen Rice

This was a great Mother's Day for me. Kerry, Billy and the girls made sure I had everything my heart could desire. I didn't have to cook a single meal or lift a finger to do anything except get ready for church. Friends and family sent me text messages all day to tell me Happy Mother's Day. 

It was great. I felt very loved. And for that, I am incredibly thankful. It's good to be loved. 

"But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man." ~ George Eliot

This was also a day that was heavy on my heart. No matter how happy I've felt about it being Mother's Day, I have grieved for a family in our church who lost their son on Friday. All I could do was think about how hard today had to be for the mother. And how no words, no actions - nothing of this earth can possibly make her feel better. And with the circumstances surrounding his death, I know she is second guessing every single moment she's had with him. That hurts me even more for her.

I am 100% positive that her love is just as strong for him today as it was the day he was born. Because she is his mother. Even if he'd lived and disappointed her over and over, she would have loved him. 

Isn't that notion always hard for us to believe? That anyone will love us no matter what happens? It's no wonder we have such a hard time understanding God's love for us when we can't even fathom our mother's love! 

With all of the mixed emotions of today, I will continue to do my part to make sure my children hear how much I love them, feel how much I love them and KNOW how much I love them.

I know there are no promises. And they may never fully grasp it. But I plan to keep working on it. Because it's all I can do.

And I'm going to try to equate that with God's love for me. Realize that he will love me no matter what I matter what road I travel. And no matter how distraught I may end up when tragedy strikes.


Sarah said...

Love this one!!

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