What may seem like a small and insignificant moment to us can have a lifelong impact on someone we love. As Mother’s Day approaches, have you thought of how you will carve out a moment to honor your mom?
Perhaps I can help.
I’m writing this today as a grandmother, blessed and honored to still have my mother in my life. Not long ago, she shared with me one of her treasures, a copy of a poem I had written as a child. She kept the memory tucked inside her dresser drawer for decades.
I understand why mom held on to that tiny scrap of paper filled with my 10-year-old admiration. As mothers, we sometimes lose sight of how we are cherished in the midst of chores, arguments and the day-to-day busyness. My words were admiration and confirmation to her of a job well-done. Curious how others have honored their mothers, I asked a few close friends to share.
Perhaps their ideas will inspire you.
What would you add to this list? What memories do you have of honoring your mother or of being honored as a mother?
If you are a mother and reading this list has left you feeling unappreciated, I want to leave you encouraged. You are loved and cherished by God. You are not alone. Reach out to others and take a moment to explore “Unseen.”
Be encouraged, friend. The work you do matters.
Though we wish it were so, the reality of life is not always a Cinderella story. But during some difficult days, I learned there was something better than a magic wand to wave away my troubles.
This year, we challenge you to start a new tradition with your family by capturing moments and memories and sharing them with one another at year’s end.
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