Easter Week Six – Remembering Mom
This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day. It is a day set aside to celebrate the special women in our life. It is a day for remembering mom!
It didn’t really hit me that I was a mother until that Mother’s Day after my twin daughters were born. I was now a mom with a capital M. I had already had a son, but he didn’t bring the total disruption that two additional babies brought into my life. One baby had been too easy, so I needed the three to bring the reality home. With my son, I was just learning; that was my apprenticeship. Having three in diapers at the same time was the real deal.
As a child, I remember homemade cards and trying to come up with new ways to surprise my mom on Mother’s Day. As a mother, I received them with delight, but also as my right. I had earned them! As a grandmother, I watch my daughters adjust to the world with a baby in tow, entering their own apprenticeship.
Spend Time Remembering Mom!
You don’t have to be a mother to appreciate the mothers in your life. Spend time remembering those alive and deceased, our biological mothers as well as adoptive mothers, spiritual mothers, aunts or teachers. Remember all those who have nurtured us into the persons we became. Even if the memories are sad, if your mother is no longer alive, there is a reason to pause, celebrate and reflect on how God is mother to us as well as father.
When did you first realize you were a “Mom” with a Capital M? What are some of your memories of your own mother? How is God mother to you?
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