Mother’s Day was a couple weeks ago and I just wanted to share how special my own mom is. Becoming a mother myself has really put a whole new perspective on life and the purpose behind a lot, if not most of our actions.
Our children automatically come to mind in all decisions. How it may affect them, what is their role in it, if it will help or hurt their growth, how will it affect their adult life and so on and so forth. As a child and teenager and sometimes an adult, we don’t see that perspective in the decisions our parents make.
My mom and I bumped heads for a very long time because I never understood why she made the decisions, rules, corrections and choices throughout the years. It took me a long time to realize what she was doing was what she thought was best and what she felt God was leading her to be.
I still call myself her trial child, and I am sure Sebastian will feel the same one day. But as a parent we are constantly learning, trying, failing and every once in a while succeeding. It’s hard work. It literally takes blood, sweat and tears and I only have the experience with an infant – that gives me so much more appreciation toward my mom (and dad) of dealing with a rebellious teenage girl. I know I have cause my mother many tears along the way, but I know I have also brought her joy and I am so grateful she has never given up on me and always been there for me – even at my worst. She has encouraged me in the Lord and always encouraged me to seek His will, His truth, His strength and His comfort.
She would be the first to tell you that she is not perfect, but I wouldn’t want any one else as my mother. God has truly blessed me and my siblings in giving us a mother that loves us with all she’s got. She has been a great example of a wife, mother and servant of the Lord and I hope to continue to learn from her and be like her. Definitely a great example of the Proverbs 31 woman!