My son, Jeremy, brought me these stunningly beautiful roses today for Mothers Day! He was so proud and so happy to present them to me. He is 38 years old, has Down Syndrome and lives his own life with a 24/7 caregiver. He lives just a few miles away so we see him on Sundays and other times as well. He has been a true treasure and gift from God!
When I think of Mothers Day I think of those other moms who are or have raised disabled children, those who have lost a child, those who are hurting for their kids for some reason or another. And for the kids who are hurting for or really missing their moms. Being a "mom" isn't about all the pretty stuff you give your kids or all the fun and wonderful times you have with them. It is about the relationship, about the time you spend with them, the time you spend on your knees before the Throne of Grace for them, for nurturing and loving them! It's about holding them close but letting them go . . . into the arms of the God who created them and who loves them FAR BEYOND what we can love them! Trusting Him with them and their lives and their hearts . . . our children are a GIFT to us from GOD! THANK YOU, DEAR GOD, for the gift you have given me in my children! THANK YOU FOR ROBIN!!
THANK YOU FOR JEREMY!!
THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME AND TRUSTING ME ENOUGH TO BE THEIR MOM!!!