This Mother’s Day, I have a much greater understanding of why I am thanking and showing my appreciation for my mom. Seeing what it’s like for my sister and her husband to provide for my nephew the past two weeks has been something that has taught me a lot about sacrifice. They give up practically everything in order to take care of and help nurture the newborn Caleb.
For me, I have barely any memory of what it was like growing up from the ages zero to three. My mom had told me stories, but I’d always shrugged them off as just whatever. Now that I am a bit older and able to see my sister take care of baby Caleb, I am able to understand the trials of parenthood. The struggles and sacrifice of a parent leads to an inexplicable joy as they see their newborn grow and mature on a daily basis. It’s crazy how similar this relationship can be to a believer’s relationship with his Heavenly Father.
But anyways…Today, when I was thinking about the parts of my life that I can remember, I realized how faithful my mom has been to me. From her, I am able to see how great of a Father I have in heaven. If my human mother is this faithful and loves me unconditionally as she does, how much more is God faithful and how much more does He love me.
Thank you for being such a great role model in my life, mom. I love you so much even though I may not show it at times because of my selfishness. I’m still learning a lot, and I hope that someday I will be able to show that same unconditional love that you have shown me all of my life.
Happy Mother’s Day! You deserve it!