Today we celebrate Mom. She may be a woman who gave birth to her babies, or she may be a woman who has nurtured the life given by another. Mom's are special and they need not one day to celebrate, but a whole week. So, for the next 5 days I'd like to focus on this special class of God's creation.
Today, we celebrate Mother's Day. It gives children and father's a chance to praise and affirm the value of mom. Gifts of flowers, chocolate, homemade cards, and breakfast in bed followed by hugs and "Mommy, I love you," makes up for all the recent chaos and drama. But mom's know as soon as the meal is half eaten and before the coffee has grown cold, they will be back on duty being "mom."
A good mom does for her family. She cooks, cleans, teaches, trains, and disciplines all day- every day - and does the things necessary for the care and upbringing of her children. Relentlessly, she presses through the tears, fears, and uncertainty that only a mother knows, "Am a being a good mother to my children?" There is no rule book for being a mom. You do the best you can and pray and hope that you are not ruining your children. And if you are lucky to see the blessings of your labor-of-love, when your children grow up, THEY will answer the question, "Yes Mom, you were the best mom."
"Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Proverbs 31:28-29 (NIV)