Friday, May 9, 2008

The Mother of all...well, mothers!

It seems to me that it was fairly recently that I posted about Mother's Day here. To my mind it's come around rather quickly, but maybe that's just an indication of how busy I've been. Having said that, I must admit that I'm thrilled for another opportunity to show my wife how much she means to me. This will be a little bit of a difficult one for my wife as her mother passed away just a few short weeks ago and so it will be her first Mother's Day without being able to see, or at least make a phonecall to her mother. I'm also looking forward to being able to let my mother know how special she is to me.


To all of you mother's out there, I am truly grateful for the sacrifices, tears, heartache and so much else you've had to endure to make little boys and little girls into productive men and women. I pray that this day will be a reflection of God's heart towards you. I pray that you will be celebrated, honored and heralded for your often thankless work. I pray for all the expectant mothers-to-be. I pray that your labor will be short and sweet and that your child will be the fulfillment of all your dreams. I pray that you truly enjoy your last mother's day celebration without diapers (at least for a while). For those of you who, for whatever reason, have been unable to have children even though it's your hearts desire, I pray that God will bring you comfort during this season when we celebrate mothers. I pray that you will find some measure of satisfaction in knowing that you have invested in the life of someone else's child.

And for all the rest of us, this presents a unique opportunity to suspend our diets for one day and go berserk over all the special meals that will be served in so many homes and restaurants this weekend. Happy Mother's Day.

4 comments:

Hope said...

I feel so blessed. Thank you for including me in your prayers. :)

Nike A said...

This really is one of my favorite days of the year. Being a mother is a such a joy and I am ever so thankful for the delight that my children - Tobi and Tolu bring to my life.
Happy Mother's Day everyone! Joseph, please give your lovely wife and my dear friend of over 20 years a hug from me.
Diet? Totally not applicable tomorrow as we get our money's worth at our favorite Italian restaurants.
Hugs and blessings,
Nike

Thea said...

Mothers Day means so much more when you can celebrate your mother and also be a mother...it has much deeper meaning for me this year. The term "mother" means so much more than birthing a baby - it serves as a good reminder of all the women God has used to mother me with godly wisdom in the times I needed it most - my heart is full and I can only feel grateful.

Joseph said...

Hope, Nike and Thea, God bless you and your families on this Mother's Day. You are special women!