We are approaching Mother's Day and it is with mixed blessings that I find myself contemplating the day. Growing up, I never realized how truly important it is to have a mother that sacrifices and loves you. I guess that's just part of life. But as I matured, I found myself seeking her advice and acceptance more than anything.
A mothers love is precious and amazing. We don't give enough acknowledgement to the mothers that sacrifice their careers and their lives for their children. Some would be so humble to say that it's not a sacrifice but the rest of us know it is.
I was blessed with a stay-at-home mom and to all of you that are there, we thank God for the commitment and love you provide, as well as the blessing of having someone to come home to every day. Unfortunately, I have worked since my oldest son was three. I have missed out on a lot of things but it was my mother that took the reigns and helped me, so that I could provide for my family.
Life gives each of us a deck of cards. The hands don't always seem fair and yet, in each hand we are selected and chosen to do what God has put forth and to believe that in the end, we will be victorious. I don't know where you are in your life right now but I can tell you; I am the wife and mother I am today because of Jinny Zimmer's sacrifice and at every turn; I hear her words and long for the hug that I will receive from her in Heaven.
Until that day, I must remember the lessons she taught and to believe that love never fails. The Bible says it but sometimes we must walk by faith and believe it! As this Mother's Day approaches, I stand on the love of my Savior. He is with me and He is sufficient. I thank Him daily for my mother and the many memories she left behind. She may not be with me today but she gave me a lifetime of love and I plan to share it with the world.
If you're yearning for things unseen and you don't know where to go, please run to Jesus. Look up into the Heavens and breathe the air, watch the birds and remember God is everywhere. He is in the heart of women, men and children. He is the Spirit and we need Him. My mission moving forward is to remember the lessons my mother shared with me and to remember that God is all I need. He will provide the love and guidance she gave and when the road gets long, I will sit back and take the ride for He is love!
For every little girl whose out there, I hope your mother made the sacrifices my mom did and that you thank her this Mother's Day. And if you didn't grow up with that, ask the Lord to give you a mentor that can help you embrace Christ's love. He's everywhere and all He asks is that we seek Him first.
Today, I celebrate every woman that gives her time to a child. I thank God for you. You are blessed and in His favor. Take care of those He has given unto you. Remember, they are His children more than they are ours.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 NKJV:
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
I was one of the lucky ones. My mom was my hero and I miss her with all my heart. But I can't thank her enough for lifting me up when I was down, listening for endless hours and giving me more love than anyone deserves. Her love never failed and I want to light the world with that love through Jesus Christ our Lord.
My prayer today:
Lord, You know my heart and the feelings that are there. You know the sadness and loneliness I feel. I can not change anything that has happened but I can remember what my mother did for me and my children and when I'm sad, Your always there. I pray for a day of rainbows but until that day, please help me love every woman in every nation. They are Your mothers, daughters and granddaughters, help me lift them up to You. Give them hope, love and a belief in the unseen. You are my light and I will hold onto Your word, love never fails. In Jesus name, AMEN