This is one of those holidays where I feel lost for words, and I know it’s only about to get worse. It’s not that there are no words…there’s simply too many words. Where do you start when there’s so much to say?
I started this journey, my own journey of motherhood, about 20 weeks ago with a positive pregnancy test. Or at least, that is when I knew that I had started on it.
In just three short months, I’ll hold our baby boy and my understanding of “what it’s like” and “all my mom did for me” will take off to a whole new level. And it will increase from there.
I’ve realized more and more that I’m starting this journey of motherhood from a highly privileged place.
Not everyone has a mother who modeled unconditional love.
Not everyone has a mother who taught them tirelessly.
Not everyone has a mother who is involved.
Not everyone has a mother who loves Jesus first.
Not everyone has a mother who models grace and humility.
Not everyone has a mother who is an excellent homemaker.
Not everyone has a mother who can give wisdom without being overbearing.
Not everyone has a mother who can keep her house ordered well and full of love.
Not everyone has a mother who is a beautiful model of a willing servant for Jesus.
Not everyone has a mother who isn’t afraid to admit she’s still growing and learning.
Not everyone has a mother who is willing to let her children see and learn from her mistakes.
Not everyone has…a mother.
And not only do I have a mother to celebrate tomorrow, but I have a mother who is amazing.
…a mother I am honored to be like.
…a mother I want to learn from as much as possible.
…a mother I could brag on all day.
…a mother I love completely and am secure in her love back.
I’m starting my journey of motherhood from a very privileged place…and I’m so thankful for that blessing. I will need her encouragement and wisdom more than ever in the next few months and years.
Each year, I come to this holiday more profoundly grateful for the gift and privilege God has given me in my mother. And each year I have less words, because there are not enough words to describe my gratefulness.
So this Mother’s Day my heart is simply grateful.
God has been so very good to me.
I love you, Mama.