Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas! May you know today that you are doing work of the highest calling … hard, elbow-deep, glorious, dirty, sanctifying work. Work that in the end will count for eternity. May you relish in the beauty and the blessing of it all today!
And to my own Mom and Mother-in-law:
Mom, I am who I am today largely because of you. The physical affection I shower on my children, the way I discipline them, the longing I have for them to dig their little nails into a garden, the silly lizard face that causes them to fall into hysterics. It’s all because of you! You serve us so sacrificially, and we could never fully express our gratitude for that! But most important is the way I am raising my children to love Jesus. I still remember mornings when I would come out of my room, the imprints of the pillowcase still fresh on my face, to see you sitting quietly with your Bible open. Those memories are imprinted on my soul with a depth that cannot be erased. Thank you for setting that example! I will point them to Jesus through my actions and my words because I saw it from you first. I love you! Happy Mother’s Day!
Kathy, I couldn’t ask for a better Mother-in-law. You love us all with an infectious affection, and yet you give us the space to raise our family as we see fit. And while some of our traditions aren’t always the same as yours, you not only respect them, but you seek to understand them. That means so much to me! Your beautiful quilts are absolute treasures to our family, and you have so graciously passed on a love of sewing to me! I wouldn’t even know how to thread my machine if it weren’t for you. But most importantly, thank you for raising your son with such strength, grace, and beauty. It is because of your influence that he is the patient, gracious head of our home. And due to your example, he loves us all with a servant’s heart and seeks to know the heart of Christ. I love you! Happy Mother’s Day!
I will be concluding my Journey through Anxiety series in the next few days, so please stay tuned. But today, enjoy your Mother’s Day!