In honor of Mother’s Day, I want to honor my mom by sharing some of the ways that she’s blessed me. There is so much that she has done to show me her love, but I’ll just mention a few of the important ones. Maybe it will be a blessing to you as you think of the ways that God has used your mom in your life.
She cares about me.
Mom loves me and genuinely cares about me. She shares in my victories and in my downfalls—cheering me on or offering suggestions. She isn’t afraid to tell me the truth or let me know if she thinks I’m wrong. I can count on receiving her honest opinion whether I want it or not. And let’s face it, I usually need to hear it.
She’s my friend.
Over the years we’ve developed more than just a mother-daughter relationship. We also relate as friends. So we hang out together and watch movies, go shopping together (that’s more her thing than mine), or visit our favorite ice cream place. We have adventures together and create great memories.
She has been my teacher.
Not only was my mom one of my academic teachers—she taught Spanish at my high school—but she also taught me practical things too—like how to write a check and balance my checkbook, how to bake by following a recipe (she had me put the mixing bowl in the sink so I didn’t make a mess), and how to mentally calculate which coupon would give us the lowest price on an item (even though I really don’t like coupons very much). All those little things that you need to know for everyday life—my mom taught me those.
She’s my mom.
We have this funny thing that we say sometimes:
Me: You’re the best mother.
Mom: You’re the silliest kid.
Me: That’s all right . . . as long as I get to be your kid.
I’m glad that she is my mom, that God gave us to each other. I honestly wouldn’t want any other mom—she wouldn’t understand me or love me the way that mine does.
In short, I think I have the best mom. Is she perfect? No, but she’s perfect for me—just as yours is perfect for you.
How do you honor your mom for Mother’s Day?
Thanks Aunt Sara! Love you too :)
Sally, thanks for your sweet comment. I know that my mom enjoys your friendship. Am so glad you liked the post!
Thanks Mom! Love you too :)
the Schusters says
You are so wise and correct! Moms, parents, are not perfect but they only want the best for you…what a beautiful parallel with God, only he’s perfect and all knowing.
Love the lost cousins in Germany :) PS: awesome picture!
SallyJane Mayhew says
I am a friend of your Mom at the hospital. I cherish your tribute to your Mom!! What a special relationship you both have now and in the future.
Carolynn, we are the ones blessed. You have been such joy to have in our home. We feel very wealthy to have a daughter like YOU!!! Love Mom and Dad