Honoring our Mothers

joyful adult daughter greeting happy surprised senior mother in garden
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This Sunday, Betsy and I will celebrate Mother’s Day as we each remember the amazing women who gave us birth and raised us to love the Lord and listen for his calling in our lives. Although they are gone now, both had unique and special qualities that we both treasure still.
My mother was a special lady. She was the physical embodiment of Proverbs 31 in almost every way. She worked hard all her life, overcame many challenges, and raised my four older siblings and me to respect our elders, to work diligently at our jobs, and to love Jesus with all our hearts. We didn’t have much growing up, but we had our mother’s love, and she shared it generously with us all.
Betsy’s mother taught her that she could be whatever she wanted to be, that God was faithful in all things, and to seek His will for her life. She also taught both her children to be solid citizens and to always live with integrity.
Mothers are remarkable people, and this week we honor and remember them for giving us life, teaching us how to live, and loving us through all the mistakes we make. Even when we don’t listen or take their advice, our mothers are still our biggest cheerleaders.
If your mother lives long enough, as both our mothers did, you may find that in some ways, roles get reversed in your mother’s golden years. Where she once cooked for you, did your laundry, and took you to church or medical check-ups, now you may do those things for her.
If you are your mother’s caregiver, I hope you realize how truly blessed you are. You have the opportunity to give back some of the patience, nurture, and love she poured over you during your lifetime. Just as your childhood experiences weren’t always pleasant for her to manage, neither will every day now be bright and happy. Still, if you choose to cherish the time you share together, your love and appreciation for this special woman in your life will grow even more profound. Betsy and I hope you’ll join us this week here at Heart of the Caregiver and share your heart about honoring your mother or her memory this Mother’s Day.

joyful adult daughter greeting happy surprised senior mother in garden
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com
joyful adult daughter greeting happy surprised senior mother in garden
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

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