To my mom on Mother’s Day! It is only now that I am a mother that I have begun to understand your role. I took you for granted as a child. You didn’t love me less.
I remember one junior high conversation when I said, “Mom, it would be so sad if I died now, after all the money you spent on me!” I remember because it brought tears to your eyes and you told me something about it not being about the money. You weren’t counting the pennies and racking up how much I would owe you. That was so hard to understand at the time!
Thank you for being a godly example, for treating others with kindness when they weren’t kind to you. Thank you for not gossiping about people even when I knew they were gossiping about you. Thank you for letting the little things go and not holding a grudge. Thank you for reading your Bible every night. All of these things and more shaped my life! You are blessed! Happy Mother’s Day. I love you, Mom!
Why, thank you,Esther! One of your sisters accuses me of “cursing” you, all of you. The first time she said that, I was shocked, but she explained, “You used to tell me you hoped I would have a child just like me some day.” This must have been when she was being difficult. That wish has come true for all my children, but it isn’t a curse. All four of you and all eleven+ grandchildren are the biggest blessing of my life after your wonderful father/grandfather, without whom, of course, I would not have had any of you.
Happy Mother’s Day to you, too, Esther. I hope your day is filled to the brim with blessings!
Dr Momi says
Beautiful…..Happy Mother’s Day to you Esther!
Happy Mothers Day, Esther. And to your lovely mom as well. 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day Esther and Frieda! I hope you both have a really wonderful day!
h. rae says
Precious! I hope you, too, have a very special Mother’s Day!
Seems moms are always being taken for granted until we grow to be mother’s ourselves!! Happy Mother’s day to you. For a wonderful video I shared last mothers day, check out….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YU0aNAHXP0
watch it the whole way–really worth passing on to all the moms you know out there!
Happy Mother’s Day Esther!! I hope it’s been wonderful!
It occurs to me to say one more thing–when you were in junior high, the money we spent on anything couldn’t have amounted to any prodigious amount. I don’t know what would have caused you to say that, but you were not unappreciative and never really expected a lot. I hope you have had a wonderful day.
Simply lovely! Happy Mother’s Day to you!