Monday, July 19, 2010

Just a reminder...

...Have you thanked God for your mother today?

I had two separate, yet related, thoughts going through my head a lot today. One was, "I can't wait to be a mother!" and the other was, "what a mother I have!"

I am very different from my mom, and we "butt heads," as she puts it, quite often, but little by little - I hope - I am learning to submit and open my eyes to what this woman does in my life. God didn't make her my mother by accident. She's wonderful. And no matter how many times I tell her that, I can't make up for the times she's told me I'm wonderful, or that she loves me, or that I'm talented, or that I'm a blessing to her. My mom makes me feel so needed and abundant that I can't help wanting to really be those things, and wanting to help her to the utmost of my strength.

My mom excels in encouragement. And I sure appreciate that about her! It's kept me afloat in many a trial. I'm the sort of person who thrives on encouragement, and aches to be told "well done," and...

...what am I saying? We all like that sort of thing! I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm prone to get discouraged easily, and Mom has always been there to encourage me. But because of that I'm prone to take her for granted.

I'm prone to forget that she needs encouragement too. I'm prone to forget that I'm here to help her, and to be her right hand girl. Mothers give, give, give all the time. Someday it will be my turn to do that, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't be starting to give a lot now. I shouldn't be taking all the time!

So here's a little reminder, younger ladies; give to your mother. Stop and thank God for her - and thank her, too. She's worth it!


Anonymous said...

Yes, as a mother myself, I do appreciate my mother that I understand the sacrifices that she made for all of us.

Thank you so much for the "gentle nudge"... :)

WesternWoodburner said...

Sweet girl, what a blessing you must be to your mother!