Mother’s day….my very first mother’s day Mr. Amazing gave me a dustbuster .
Now in his mind, I am sure it made since to give this to a new mom…But since it had only been a few short months since I had labored for 36 hours to bring HIS child into this world I was thinking of something more like this.
A few years later I came home from the hospital on Mother’s day with our second daughter
He gave the nurses flowers for taking such good care of us…me…nothing. Let’s just say Mr. Amazing is not what I was calling him at that time. Soon I found myself not really expecting much for mother’s day…what I really wanted more than anything was for my kids to think of me on that day. Not with a gift, but more like…I cleaned my room because I knew you would like it…or here mom..I dished you out a bowl of ice cream…and put the scoop in the dishwasher.
For my own private reason’s I have have not celebrated Mother’s day for the past few years. But this year is different..
Two of my daughter’s will be celebrating their first Mother’s day as mom’s themselves.
It got me to thinking about what I would tell myself if I could talk to my younger self …
Don’t expect ANY thing for Mother’s day….that way you won’t be disappointed. This day isn’t really about you. If you take credit for your kids, then someday you must also take the blame. Instead, spend this day in fervent prayer for each of your kids. Get on your knees and thank God for helping you get thru the year and ask him to keep his hands under your armpits to hold you up…his hand over your mouth so only His words will slip thru.
My prayer for both of my daughters this mother’s day is that as they look at their child…and they see that beautiful face…remember that is what I see when I look at them. When their child tries to walk and then holds back for fear that they can’t and my child find themselves wanting to yell…YOU CAN DO IT! Realize that is how I see you…I believe in you…I think you are amazing…I know that you are a miracle that God put on this Earth, and there is a purpose that only you could fill.
As a young mom, I wish I had been told this…as great as your child is…you are just as great…not because of them…just because God created you. Your greatness is not based on the fact that you have great kids…it is based on the fact that you have a great God.
Mother’s day shouldn’t be about mom’s…it should be about God…a God that made it possible for us to be mom’s…a God that kept us from killing our kids…or our spouse this year…A God that blesses us beyond what we could ever imagine, and a God that created each of us for great things.