Mother’s Day

Mother, Mom, Mommy, Mama, a day to honor those who gave us life, regardless of our age or gender.

Grandma Noah 2

As a mom, it is the probably the one day I treasure the most. Is there any higher calling? I think not. Having been told I would never have children and then to birth two and adopt one has been one of the greatest joys I have known. But it’s also a day with painful memories, having been brought up by a mother who didn’t know her true calling and transferred her pain to her children. Maybe that is why it is such an important day for me. I’ve experienced the best and worst of what the day can mean and choose to focus on that which is good.

Over the years I’ve heard more often from others regarding the negative words Mother’s Day has attached to it.

  • Loss, as “Mother” is not a title many will own for a variety of reasons
  • Heartache, as “Mom” is the most difficult title to own and live up to
  • Pain, as Mommy wasn’t capable of raising children in a happy or safe environment
  • Sorrow, for the longing of a beloved Mama no longer here

Regardless of who we are, we can relate to one or more of the above.

What molds us as a person is what we do with those emotions, are you:

  • Bitter
  • Full of regret
  • Angry
  • Resentful
  • Grateful
  • Thankful
  • Blessed
  • Forgiving
  • Accepting

Philippians 4:8 

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

So on this Mother’s Day what word do you choose?

As for me, I choose blessed. On the Journey, Jackie

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One Response to Mother’s Day

  1. Love it! Awesome article, Jackie!

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