Happy Mothers Day to YOU! YES, YOU! Even if you have no children! Let me tell you something surprising about being a Mother.
So yesterday was Mother's Day. I hope you all celebrated the day with your mother, your mother figure or as a mother yourself. :)
One day out of the year isn't nearly enough, so I wanted to extend it an extra day and add a little insight that may be surprising to you.
I feel the strong need to tell you today, on this Mother's Day, that ..... YOU ARE A MOTHER! Even if you have no children of your own, your heart was made with motherhood in it and you use it whether you realize it or not.
See, Mothers come in hidden ways at times. Sometimes she shows attention to the little boy in a Vacation Bible School class that needs to know he is valuable. Other times, it may be a niece or a nephew that looks forward to the one on one attention they only get from you! Other times, it can be young women we choose to mentor or love on. It may be just listening to that person you work with when they need an ear. There are SO many ways we 'mother' others without them being born to us!
As a child, some of my best Christmas memories come from the relationship I had with my "Aunt" 'Wina (Edwina) and "Uncle" Raymond. She was 10 yrs older than my Mama and they became close friends when they worked together (before I was born!) and remained close until she passed away. Aunt 'Wina had several of us 'chosen' children adopted as her own. We were the lucky ones!! She spoiled us and we loved it! My parent's always made sure we had everything we needed and some wants too, but Aunt 'Wina made sure she just had the WANTS covered at Christmas!!
We always looked so forward to celebrating Christmas at her house. We had a big meal and as we begged to open the presents she would let out her huge bubbly laugh and tell us that we still had to have dessert and coffee first. That was the longest dessert time ever!! She loved seeing us get so excited we were about to wet our pants. She loved it as much as we did. It was such a fun time and we still laugh today over those memories. She was a mother to many though she never gave birth to one.
You see, it wasn't so much about the gifts, but the way she made us feel so special and chosen. She loved us and cherished us as her own and even though we were not even blood related. We lived 2.5 hours away and didn't see them all the time but it was special when we did. :)
Today, I want to celebrate all of you as Mothers! Your heart has motherhood built in, so go share it today because there is always one who is longing for it!
Here are a few videos I found so sweet and thought you may enjoy too:
II will start with the one I hope you were gifted yesterday by your loves...