I have officially come to the conclusion this year that the celebration of Mother’s Day is pretty much dumb! No, I am not a total grump(maybe sometimes), and yes, I do have children~7 in fact. There are two main problems my eyes have been opened to.
First, I am confused by the notion that you praise and glorify your mom on only 1 day out of the entire year. It is as if you are all good and nice on Mother’s Day, excuses you from being a turd-muffin the rest of the year. My goal as mom is to be in fellowship and be discipling my children daily and that honor and respect would flow back from my children daily. Don’t get me wrong, I understand we are NOT perfect and will fall short continually, but isn’t this a state of the heart?
What did you get for Mother’s Day? A bouquet of flowers, $100 meal at a restaurant, an over-priced box of chocolate, or a wreath, a mug, a $5 Halmark card with Happy Mother’s Day slapped all over it. These things in and of themselves are not bad, but what do they really do for you? What do they really mean? There is an endless array of absolutely useless junk that you can buy a mom for Mother’s Day and most of it serves her in NO WAY.
I say, Impress me not with what your money can do, impress me with what YOU can do.
I spent my Mother’s Day visiting my cousin whom I hadn’t seen in a long time. Her circumstances are rough right now, she’s an unwed mama of 2, one of whom in only 3 months old, feels pretty much alone, works full-time, and has some huge family issues going on. I wanted to let her know I do understand some of her pain and she isn’t alone, I love her. My day consisted of bringing a full course Mexican meal that hand been prepared ahead of time, unloading oodles of clothes and baby stuff I had been saving for her, washing her dishes with her, serving and cleaning up before we left.
James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. Single moms are included in this!
I truly enjoyed fellowshipping with my cousin and am grateful I made time to do this. Well, if I am saying you shouldn’t go out and buy all these silly gifts, then what can you do?
Tell her she can stop working & sit down and watch a quality movie together Clean the house for her Make her a meal Tell her what she means to you Go for a walk together and have a conversation Do your schoolwork without her help(homeschoolin mamas) Go pick her some flowers Make her laugh
I could go on and on, the point is however you choose to manifest it, just give her a piece of YOU! This will put a smile on her heart and bring peace to her soul.
It is my challenge to you to look at Mother’s Day with a new perspective, from your heart, & in genuine deed it is only 364 days away…….or if ya got anything I said here, maybe you’ll start today!