“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:25-30
Happy Mother’s Day!
I was recently attending the May Crowning Mass, which is the Churches crowning of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. When I was sitting at Mass, my eyes gazing on the blessed Mother, asking for her intercession in my heart and praying for a baby to come into our lives, a voice came to me and I heard the words “One is coming.” As I sat perplexed staring at our Mother, my heart skipped a beat and I knew that this was Mary speaking to me. I was taken aback by this revelation and knew that this was God’s way of calming my fears once again. It is no surprise that these words would come to me a few weeks before Mother’s Day, and from Mary the Mother of Jesus herself! God continues to work in our lives in beautiful ways!
On this Mother’s Day 2018, our hearts are so full! Jay and I have both been so blessed to have amazing female role models in our lives. We have seen the abundant joy that children can bring to their mothers, we know that God has placed women in our lives who are loving, nurturing, caring, selfless, beautiful, strong, courageous and just. We celebrate you today and every day!
We also know that this day can be hard for women, for those who still yearn for a child come into their lives. We know the pain and suffering that comes from this time of wait. We see your frustration and know your fears. This day can sometimes bring about all too familiar emotions that weigh heavy on your hearts. Today we also celebrate you! For you are also loving, nurturing, caring, selfless, beautiful, strong, courageous and just.
To all women, who are amazing role models for your children, we say Thank You! Thank you for showing your children the power of love and sacrifice. And to the women who still wait to become mothers someday…“One is coming!” We celebrate today, as God’s grace shines down on you, bringing you peace in the wait.
~Lord, we ask that you lay your hands on all of the mothers in the world: mothers who have children on this earth, mothers who have lost a child, mothers who still wait for a child to wrap in their arms and all of the expectant mothers who may be facing a difficult decision. We pray that they come to a place of peace in their decision. We ask your grace on them today and every day. Amen.