To the woman who gave birth to me, who took care of me, who taught me the basics of life and who prepared me for a life of my own, thank you. I love you. The job of a mother is not an easy one and it is hard to understand the rewards until you walk the journey yourself. Our relationship has not always been perfect, but thank you mommy for taking it on and for sticking by me. Thank you for the baby years which even though I can’t remember, you patiently relate every story of all the little moments that brought you joy. Thank you for the toddler years where even though I disrupted just about everything, you patiently just placed them out of my reach and allowed me to carry on creating mayhem. Thank you for the pre-teen years when on the verge of young adulthood, you sat and tried to explain the embarrasing facts of the birds and the bees. Thanks for the teen years when even though I seemed to hate everything around me and grew impatient with life, you just continued to discipline me with love and understanding. Thank you for the adult years where you continue to support me as I create my own life and in my own journey to eventual motherhood. I love you mommy. Happy Mother’s Day!
This morning as I awoke I was compelled to share a piece of my joy with you! As I opened my eyes, I found it hard to get out of bed just yet, so I pulled the covers back over my head and just lay there. What greeted me under those sheets was a symphony that could rival anything created by Beethoven! There were so many beautiful sounds coming through the louvre windows. The birds – so many different sounds and yet together it made magic! The little insects – I dont know what they are but I do know that they just added to the symphony. The rising sun – no I didnt hear it! – but I could feel the energy, freshness and promise that it brought in the new day. I could almost feel the earth coming alive – all from just under the sheets! Isnt that a beuatiful way to start off the day? I declare this day filled with the promise of the Lord and the fulfillment of His will! I declare this day blessed and every plan of the Lord for our lives ACCOMPLISHED, in the wonderful name of Jesus! We’ve already won so be blessed today and try to catch your symphony tomorrow morning 🙂
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” [Matthew 6:28-30, NIV]
Beauty is all around us. Sometimes we dont have to look too far to find it. We think of the dog as man’s best friend, I like to think of flowers as man’s best reminder of this awesome promise! Think about it 🙂 and while you’re at it, have a great day!