Motherhood is a beautiful thing. I am not a mom but I know how hard it is to get up and do things like cook, clean, care for, be concerned about, counsel, correct, inspire, support and love your family no matter what the day may bring. I am not a mom but I know what late night homework, science projects, practices for games and rehearsing for school plays look like. I’ve seen many mom’s do this imperfect balancing act over and over. I’ve seen mom’s give 110% and leave nothing for themselves. These mom’s are brave and special. They are unique and chosen by God to have the title of mother. To all mothers, I salute you and pray you have a beautiful Mother’s Day!
It is the season to celebrate, wow and excite moms for a day. We buy gifts, send cards and make phone calls to show our love but I can’t celebrate Mother’s Day like a 1 Day Sale at Macy’s. You see, moms deserve more than one day on a calendar, they deserve to be celebrated everyday. They deserve to be honored. We’re blessed to have mothers past and present who’ve shown their love everyday in so many different ways. I don’t think I can schedule express love for mom in just one day. I need to just do it everyday. I will honor my mother just like the Bible says to do. My mom always said to me,” Mother’s day is everyday.” That means when I run an errand for her, help her or the grandkids out with a project, remind and take her to a doctor’s appointment, put gas in her car, call or text her, (even though she doesn’t always text me back), it’s Mother’s Day. It’s also when I cook dinner, take her shopping, get the bags out of her car, pull the car around for her when she is tired of walking, help her stay organized with bills, clean up the house, decorate for a family gathering, laugh and cry with her, or do whatever she asks me to, it’s Mother’s Day. So I will continue to honor my mom daily and let God wow and excite her beyond what I can do in His own chocolate-dipped, freshly crafted kind of way.
Exodus 20:12 (ESV) says “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
May is a busy month for me. I’m marking up my calendar with events for the summer months and plans for the weekends ahead. The month of May brings a few holidays with it also such as Mother’s Day, Cinco De Mayo, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. It’s also Older Americans Month according to my health calendar. I took a look at my church calendar which is usually full of reminders, events, services and rehearsal dates and noticed the Annual National Day of Prayer is coming soon. It’s on May 5, 2016 for this year’s observance. I will be sure to mark, circle and highlight it on all of my calendars. National Day of Prayer is not promoted or marketed like the other days. There are no ads, sales events, parties or special promotions and announcements with this one. It’s a pure and simple invitation for everyone to take some time out to pray and reverence God’s name. We all need prayer, not just for one day, but everyday.