Sunday, May 8, 2011
Roses and coffee ... a great combo for me. Can we talk?
I used to struggle with Mother's Day. My mom died six years ago and ...I miss her so much.
I was unable to have children.
I truly believe mothers should be celebrated and honored.
But I would find myself cringing inwardly like I was a failure when the mothers were asked to stand on Sunday morning in church. I'm sure many women who struggle with infertility can identify.
Fast forward many years. I'm now well past child bearing age.
And God has blessed me. No, I don't have my own children. But I get to spend my days with 19 three year olds who shower their love on me and the other teachers. What a blessing this has been!
And yet, I would never have imagined how special this time would be. Going through many challenges in the past years have taken a toll. There were times when my emotions got the best of me. But I'm learning to not depend on my emotions but instead to focus on the Truth.
God loves me. He is with me through the storms of life.
Even when I cannot feel Him, I know He is there. And sometimes I just know ...He is carrying me.
I want to send warm wishes to all the mothers. You deserve a day of well wishes and applause. It's hard raising children in the day and age. So ...
Happy Mother's Day!
Blessings and love,