It seems that I’m flipping the pages of our calendar much faster this year than the past two years. If you have been able to enter into “normal” life again, you may have noticed the days racing by, too. And to keep up with the pace, we’ve woven in and out of the holidays and holy days at breakneck speed. At least that’s what’s happened in our home. I apologize for not contacting you through this hecticness, but I’m putting on the brakes so that we can gather for Mother’s Day.
In the colder part of the year symbolizing some difficult times, we may have planted seeds hoping to see them push through the soil yielding new life in blossoms and moments that fill us with joy. Mother’s Day is one of those days that we reflect on both the seeds sewn in darker winter months and the ones that have produced treasured blossoms, lasting long after the petals have fallen to the ground.
Where are you in this process?
For our family, we have entered a season where life is blooming once again. While we miss both of our mothers–hubby’s and mine–we celebrate the love they gave us throughout our lives forming a basis for our own family. Sorrow mingled with joy!
Hanging in our laundry room by the exit door to the garage is another Mother’s Day flower. A banner printed in large lettering reminds each of us, “Life–What a Beautiful Choice.” I’m an adoptive mother of two wonderful sons, now grown and on their own. Because of another mother’s choice, my sons were given life and I was given “Motherhood.”
Now, we’ll celebrate the next stage of life as grandparents. In less than a month, I will become a grandmother for the first time. I joke that God has blessed me in my old age like He showered Naomi with Ruth and Boaz. Truly, this is a gift.
Our youngest son and his wife are expecting a baby boy this month. Did all the blue give it away? We are overjoyed as we enter this new season of life. One where flowers are blooming and God’s blessings are showered upon us. We are reminded of His word: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV
I pray that each of you will discover a blossom of God’s grace, joy, peace, and comfort this Mother’s Day.
From My Heart to Yours,