As we come off celebrating Mother’s Day, ensure that you tell your mother you love her and appreciate everything she has ever done for you.
For those of us that only have memories of our mom, rejoice in the great times you had together on earth and look forward to the time of being reunited with her again in heaven.
For the ones of you that are young and have never tasted the greatness of motherhood, it is hard to understand what a mother does for her family and children. Her abilities are God-given talents that only she can understand. For me being a father and a husband, I do not understand all the things that my wife, the mother of our children, was able to do as we raised our children together. Mothers have instincts that no one else can fathom. Many times, they are not given the respect they deserve by their family members or in a public forum.
Reading a story not long ago about a mother renewing her driver’s license really spoke to me about how stay-at-home moms are treated. As one mom, a mother of four children, stood in line to renew her license, she overheard the attendant at the desk ask the woman in front of the counter what her occupation was. Not knowing exactly how to respond the attendant said, “Do you have a job?” The young mother said “of course I have a job, I am a mom!” The attendant told her mom was not listed on her report so she would put down that she was a housewife.
When the mother of four came to the counter she was asked the same question and she replied, “I’m a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations.” The attendant seemed impressed and asked her exactly what she did in her career field.
Coolly, without any trace of fluster in her voice, she replied, “I have a continuing program of research (what mother doesn’t) in the laboratory and in the field (normally, I would have said indoors and out). I am working for my Masters (first the Lord and then the whole family) and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities (any mother care to disagree?), and I often work 14 hours a day. But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.”
There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk’s voice as she completed the form, stood up and personally ushered her to the door.
The work of a mom is never done and her love for her family is unconditional and unending. She deserves your respect and unconditional love in return.
We are told in Proverbs 1:8-9; “My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother; for they will be a graceful ornament on your head, and chains about your neck.”
I hope you celebrated this Mother’s Day with your mom and showed her the love she has given you all your life. My mom went home to be with the Lord in 1973 and it is not a day that goes by that I do not miss her.