I’ts Mother’s Day.
This will be my 3rd year celebrating my motherhood.
I’ve celebrated my mom for 40 years, that seems more natural to me. Or even my sister who has 14 years under her belt.
When will it seem normal for me, to embrace the honoring on this day? It shouldn’t be about me.
Maybe I feel guilty. I didn’t want to be a mom. Now I am one while others who want to be moms can’t.
Maybe it is just something to get used to. I’ve gotten used to 40 birthdays, however I typically don’t like to make my birthday a big deal. Move the spotlight somewhere else.
Mother’s Day is different though. You are thanked and honored even by people who don’t know you.
Maybe I just felt like I needed to give a little shout out to those who are moms but not able to celebrate it for one reason or another. Did you give up your only child? Did you lose your baby at some point in your pregnancy or even afterwards? Maybe you desire to be a mom so strongly, yet cannot be one right now.
I cannot say that I understand… I don’t.
What I will say though, having the title of MOM is not what defines you or me. It’s who you are in light of your circumstance. It’s the choices you will make in the next minute. It’s the grace you will extend to someone tomorrow. It’s moving beyond your failures and your past with a desire to learn and improve for your future.
Celebrate life. With someone you love and appreciate. If it happens to be your mom or your children, embrace them and think of those who do not have the opportunity to do so.
Celebrate your identity and choose to live it with each breath you take in.
I love you mom, sis & tina (tee-nah). You challenge me everyday to be a better MaMMa, wife, sister & daughter of Christ. Thank you. It is me who is humbled to stand in the company of these women and celebrate this day with you.
I am blessed and honored that God chose me to be a mom to Pule. And on this Mother’s Day I got my wish.
God smiled and gave me Perfect. Breath deep. I have life. What could be more Perfect?
What is your Perfect today?
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