A big, fat, hearty Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers of the world!!!! :0) No matter how you are called upon daily to serve as a mom, it’s hard work being us, for reals and it is my sincere pleasure to wish you a happy day today and also to pray prayers of strength, love, courage, and deep relationship with God through Christ Jesus as you walk this walk of selflessness and service. As glorious and as sweet as days like today can be, I have learned that you’ll need Him every step of the way!
I have had a great day so far. I was greeted by mother’s day wishes starting around 6ish. Phone calls and texts galore! Ok. People. Thank you, but for reals??!!?? That early in the morn??!! I’m a mom! I needs my sleep!! :0) joking. . . kinda . . . ;0)
My Huni’s alarm slapped my ears at 6:30, like it does relentlessly morning after morning and so resigning that I wouldn’t be sleeping in on this Mother’s Day, I hopped on my laptop and found some wonderfully encouraging words for any mama’s soul in my inbox and on the Gypsy Mama’s site.
I love (in)courage and receive emails from the site fresh and hot to my inbox daily. This one: http://www.incourage.me/2012/05/what-we-wish-we-could-tell-you-mamas.html was waiting for me this morning and was a wonderful way to start my Mother’s Day, thinking of all moms, not just those like me. So good. Please do check it out. Guaranteed blessings there.
The Gypsy Mama offered up something different but it was just. what. I. needed. For reals. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand there’s a giveaway!! For free!! Check it out: http://thegypsymama.com/2012/05/and-then-i-broke-up-with-myself-six-years-ago/
Went to church service this morning. I love the body of believers that we worship with here. Really, truly, our lives have been changed in ways that we could never have imagined ever since our first Sunday worshiping there. And today was no different. Love, love, love it when my pastor’s wife speaks. She speaks truth and spoke it this morning like always. However just before she did, our worship leader Pastor Jon Owens and his wife Kelley shared a bit of themselves with us. I do not know them personally, but I really wish I did. Especially after this. They have an amazing testimony and have been used by God to help inspire some movement in our lives without even knowing it. Oh, this video . . . it hints to none of that. Just how amazingly talented and . . . fun they are. How can I describe this . . . .hmmmm . . . I don’t even know. You know what, just watch it. You’ll never be the same . . . :0)
So, for the rest of the day I will eat and rest. A dear friend has made plans to drop by later. I expect we’ll laugh and talk the evening away.
I asked for a book called Mother Letters as a gift for today.
I cannot wait to dig in. Check it out for yourself or gift it to someone else. Find out more here: http://motherletters.com/ebook/
Now, for my mama: I love you mommy. I know that a great part of who I am, God used your hands and heart to mold. I miss you so much. I wish I could see your face everyday and be closer to you, to take care of you and nurture you into your destiny the way that you did with me. But I trust God with you because before you were mine, you were so sweetly and securely His. May He ever love you and use you until He calls you. You’ve been a great mother–no matter the outcome of me and my sister’s lives. Now I get to have you as my friend. Thank you for being willing to stick around as my friend. In my absence, I send you my heart, my love, and this gap-toothed smile that you so generously shared with me.
I love you mommy!!!!