What makes a mom a good mom? Is it patience? Compassion? The skills to cook a good meal, hem a skirt and keep a clean house all at the same time? Or is it her ability and willingness to pour her heart and soul into raising her children?
As Mother's Day approaches, I am grateful my mothers, grandmothers and all the other women who continue to nurture and protect.
I was at the post office bright and early this morning to mail gifts and cards to my mother, grandmothers, sister and my best friend who became a new mom a few days ago.
While I'm not a mother yet, I'm already taking cues from the women who are.
So this is for the mothers who walk their kids to the bus stop every morning and for the moms who can't. It's for the PTA moms and the single moms who work two jobs to keep a roof over their families' heads.
It's for the moms who yell at their kids in public places because they stepped out of line.
It's for mothers and grandmothers, like mine, who taught me the how to check my oil, my tire pressure and to always be prepared for a rainy day.
They can sew just about anything, bake like nobody's business and they always step out in style.
This is for those women.
Moms are truly amazing and I admire each and every one of them. Just think about how much time, energy and physical discomfort that moms endure to get their children here on earth only to spend more time and energy and physical discomfort keeping them here once they arrive.
I believe that God created moms to be extra-ordinary.
Think about it: A mother literally can see out of the back of her head or around the corner or sometimes into the very thoughts of her children.
A mom can kiss away the pain of a "boo boo." No band-aid, alcohol or peroxide needed.
A mom may not be able to hold a note in public, but in the in the privacy of her children's bedroom, she can bolt out "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" like nobody's business.
The special powers and energy that come with being mom can only be described as the magical works of God.
He knows that it takes these magical gifts and tremendous strength for mom to be able to get her children to where they need to be.
She girds herself with strength, and strengthens herself daily. She perceives that her provision for her family is good: she does not retire early but works diligently to see to the needs of her family, she is not an idle woman. Proverbs 31:17, 18, 27
So regardless of whether a mother stays home and works, or works in the labor force, she works for one reason, to assist with the needs of her family.
So this Mother's Day, remember the women who helped shape your life and mold you into the person you are... I know I will.