Gosh I am so sorry I never got on here to wish you all a very happy and BLESSED Mother's Day!!!
I hope that whatever you did, whoever you were with, that you had a great day and that you enjoyed every precious moment.
I learned long ago that I may not always be able to choose exactly how I want to spend the day, my entire family may not be able to come together all at the same time (this is what happens when your little chick-a-dees leave the nest)...nonetheless I WILL ENJOY!!! I will enjoy the day for who I DO get to be with and for every precious blessing I have.
I have not always been so blissfully understanding.
It has been a learning and growing process. There was a day that I might have spewed a little ugliness at my disappointment of a day when no one read my mind and came through for me in ways I had hoped (but not voiced).
This is one thing that is so amazing about growing older and more mature...there comes a wisdom that is more valuable than I ever knew would be possible. I am thankful for that, for knowing that above everything God is what matters, my relationship with Him.
He loves me, He cherishes me....EVERY day of the year!!
So does my family!
I could not be more blessed, more grateful, more thankful, more appreciative of what I have, WHO I have in my life and how far I have come.
I am sharing this with you today because I KNOW there has to be others out there who has felt the same way...disappointed, frustrated, unappreciated, on the very day that should be nothing but a celebration of motherhood and all we do as moms.
We sacrifice and give 24 hours a day, seven days a week....all we ask is one day.
One day of devotion, a day when our kiddos do not fuss or fight, a day that we do not have to cook or do laundry, or handle any household chores.
Then this "special day" arrives and, well, sometimes nothing much happens any different than any other day of the year. Pretty disappointing indeed!
I want to speak to your heart and tell you...that you ARE appreciated, you ARE loved, you ARE valuable, you are DESERVING, you are BEAUTIFUL, you are ..........ENOUGH!!!!!
Quit looking to others for any validation, reward, appreciation.....you may never get it and you will end up being sorely disappointed and hurt.
I know....I am someone who thrives on being encouraged, words of affirmation and receiving validation.
I also have been on the disappointing end of this more than once. I continue to learn that my worth is not dependent on anyone else's opinion or what they say or do not say to me.
It is up to us to be steadfast and courageous...regardless of what others do or do not tell us.
Our thoughts determine our attitudes...so if we think positively, if we focus on what is good, pure, lovely, true and just...THEN we will BE happy and content.
Here's to YOU! May ALL of your days be blessed and HAPPY, may you always find your worth and be content in who God created you to be...and all that you are!
Love & Blessings!