A little something I wrote for our Women’s Ministry Newsletter:
As Mother’s Day approaches, my friends begin walking on egg shells around me, for fear that I am just about to lose it because I’m not able to spend Mother’s Day with my own mom.
Yes, of course I miss my mom. I think everyone misses their mom when they can’t be around them and especially on holidays that recognize them, but my mom shouldn’t worry, neither should my friends, because I am okay.
I am okay because of her. You see, she has passed on her strength and her strong will to me. She did exactly what a mother is supposed to do. She kept me close for years, making sure that I had everything I would need in life and then she let me go.
She stood on the sidelines and watched as I took what she taught me and applied it to life. She bit her tongue and kept the criticisms of my mistakes to herself. She watched me fall over and over again, but she also got to see me get back on my own two feet over and over again.
But that’s the job of a mother. I may be a 1000 miles away, but she’s still standing on the sidelines watching me try to figure out life, she’s still my number one fan, and she has nothing to worry about. She did her job. And I am living proof that she did it well!
2 Kings 4:30 But the child’s mother said, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So he got up and followed her.