Six years ago, I did not acknowledge Mother's Day.
Five years ago, barely.
Four years ago, slightly...
When you loose your mama, Mother's Day looses its meaning.
And becomes a painful day.
No one really prepared me for Mother's day. Christmas would be hard, yes. Thanksgiving, difficult. But Mother's Day knocked my wind out.
I am thankful for the groundbreaking truth that Jesus, heals the brokenhearted and binds up [our] wounds. Psalm 147:3
I am not over losing my mother. Never.
But the Lord has healed so much.
Today, I can talk about the day without crying. That is major improvement.
I wish I could buy a gift for my mom that would tell her how much she means to me. I wish I could recount to her all that she is and thank her for all she did.
I was a tough one to raise, I'm sure.
I can only tell Jesus, now. Maybe she'll get word. I don't know exactly how that works.
But I have much to be thankful for this weekend. I am thankful for my family. I celebrate my grandmother. I celebrate and honor my rockin' mother-in-law (I love you, Vicki). I adore my mentor, Debbie (I love you, Debbie).
And I celebrate YOU, as well!
If you are a mother, hats off to you! It is no easy task raising kids. Young or old, the challenges of child-rearing are very real and, at times, daunting. Amen?
And you know how I adore these little Eat Your Peas books by Cheryl Karpen. Well, today this one can be yours:
I may not be able to tell my mama...
But you may be able to tell your mama...
I'd love to give you this book. Either for yourself or for you to give to the one woman in your life who can never be replaced.
Your sweet Mom.
This weekend I will celebrate. Not only being a mother of three amazing little rascals, but I will celebrate the woman who gave me life. She was so awesome. Classy. Fun. She could make an amazing cherry-fluff salad and was the best back scratcher. I adored her.
Today, celebrate your mama in the comment box. What is one thing (or two or three) you love about her?
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