Sunday, May 13, 2012

To All the Moms

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers I am honored to know and learn from... ...the wise grandmothers, who have learned to let go...
...the moms who are in the frenzied middle of raising their broods...
...the single moms, who carry twice the burden, but smile anyway...
...the new moms, who are basking in the glow of a new life...
...the expectant moms, who are giddy with anticipation...
...the moms who have lost a child, but will never forget...
...the foster moms, who bravely stand in the gap when a birth mother can't...
...the adoptive moms, who completely forget they didn't give birth to every child (even those of another race) in their home...
...the struggling moms who feel they have failed, but keep trying anyway out of love for their children...
...the moms who, out of supreme love, have given up a child for adoption, instead of aborting it...
...the moms of disabled kids, who push past the diagnoses because they want what's best for their child...
...the moms of kidnapped children, who wonder and wait and never give up hope...
...the moms of estranged kids, who pray tirelessly to bring their prodigal back home...
...the moms who are at rest but whose legacy lives on in the lives of the children they have raised...
God bless you all on this special day. Don't ever forget how important you are.
A well-known author once penned the following, "When the judgment shall sit, and the books shall be opened; when the "well done" of the great Judge is pronounced, and the crown of immortal glory is placed upon the brow of the victor, many will raise their crowns in sight of the assembled universe and, pointing to their mother, say, 'She made me all I am through the grace of God.'" Child Guidance, page 564.