Until I Became A Mother
15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
Until I became a mother I could not fully comprehend the sacrifices that my mother made for me, without reservation each and every day.
Until I became a mother I couldn’t fully appreciate the late nights that my mother sat up, waiting for me to get home from a ballgame or a date.
Until I became a mother I never realized how many prayers must have gone up on my behalf.
Until I became a mother I never realized how many days my mother must have stood in the kitchen exhausting what little energy she had left that day, to prepare a meal for our family.
Until I became a mother I never realized the depth of love that my mother had for each one of her children.
Until I became a mother I never realized that there were times when my mother might have wanted a new dress for herself, or a new pair of shoes, but she always made sure that I looked nice first.
Until I became a mother I never realized how many nights my mother must have stayed up with me, weary from exhaustion as I lay in bed sick.
Until I became a mother I never realized that my mother may have had dreams that she put on hold to make sure that my dreams were possible.
Until I became a mother I never realized, that being a mother is the hardest job on earth, but also the most rewarding job. I am convinced that only God could create in mother’s the capacity to love so deeply and freely.
This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, a time set aside to honor mothers. If you are blessed to still have your mom, I encourage you to let her know how special she is to you. Thank God for her daily, after all, no one other than God will ever love you like your mother.–
28 “For in Him we live and move and have our being..“Acts 17:28
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