A DAY LATE

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I didn’t get my usual daily posting done yesterday, because I was being pampered and spoiled by my family. I really believe we should celebrate mothers every day, so for all moms out there, this post is for you.

For most of us, mothers have made a lasting imprint on our lives.  They were our first teachers, those who gave us nourishment, hugged away our tears and cuddled us to sleep, but there are also children of abusive mothers, narcissistic moms or those who have not yet learned to be selfless.  For those in such circumstances, Mother’s Day carries very little enjoyment or pleasure.

On this day after we give cards, gifts and special attention to moms, let’s remember those who sons and daughters who didn’t have perfect mothers – which would be just about all of us.  Have you every met the “perfect” parent?  When you think about parenting, it’s a learn as you go experience, dotted with days of frustration, hopelessness, fear, worry and just plain wanting to give up.

There are also days when you see tears well up in the eyes of your child and would give your life to make them feel better.   The days when their determination gives you so much pride and delight.  When their courage and fortitude shines through in days of adversity.  When they pray with you without being encouraged to do so.  When you see them finally understanding something or excelling in something else.  Each of those milestones is enough to make our buttons pop, but to know that they’ve grown into responsible adults, making good decisions and living in faith, makes you see that something clicked in your child rearing.

Sure, it’s nice to set aside one day a year to thank our moms, but each day is an opportunity to thank God for parents – good or bad – for giving you life and a chance to be part of His kingdom.

 

 

 

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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1 Response to A DAY LATE

  1. In total agreement!

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