“Happy Mother’s Day”!

As we pause to honor mothers today, let us not forget to appreciate those unsung heroines who didn’t give birth to us, but mothered us as though they did. Big Mama, Grandma, Nana, Auntie and mothers and sisters in the church taught us by example and loved us even when we didn’t love ourselves. Some ruled with toughness (because we needed it) while others quietly allowed us to fall and fail and then gently guided us back to the right path.

A mother’s job is often thankless: infants throw up on you, teens are annoyed with you and young adults think they don’t need you…but life happens and we realize that there’s no love like a mother’s love. THANK YOU and Happy Mother’s Day to those who take time to mother us!

Take action now: Pray for all mothers today. Their job is not easy and many make mistakes along the way. Scripture for meditation: “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her (Proverbs 31:28, ESV).

Embrace this truth:  Being a mother is not as easy as it looks!