Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Belated Mother's Day

Yesterday was Mother's Day and it was a full and busy one for me. After a delicious homemade breakfast by Jeff and Lee, we headed off to church. Lee gave a wonderful talk about Mothers, I was grateful to see how much he has grown and thankful to hear some of the things he has learned in our home. As moms, many times we never know exactly if what we are doing and saying actually are sinking in. It was humbling to know how close he has been watching me and how I handled situations in my life.

After dinner we headed off to the airport. I flew out to SLC last night. I am going to have the opportunity to do  some motivational speaking plus...get  a chance to see my family and friends for nine days! This is a great Mother's Day gift! Thank you Jeff!

I am so grateful that I was blessed to be a MOM. I know that isn't a blessing that comes to everyone, and my heart aches for those who wanted to be one, but never had that privilege. I do hope that they have some comfort in knowing that as women we can mother and help teach and love so many of those around us. Those who are in our circle of friends or influence. You do make a difference. You are important. You are a woman with incredible potential. I am grateful for the many women in my life that have played such an important part in my life!

"The greatest battle that ever was fought -

Shall I tell you where and when?

On the maps of the world you will find it not:

It was fought by the mothers of men."  ~ Joakuin Miller

The Great Umbilical

"Motherly love is not much use if it expresses itself only as a warm gush of emotion, delicately tinged with pink. It must also be strong, guiding and unselfish. The sweetly sung lullaby; the cool hand on the fevered brow, the Mother's Day smiles and flowers are only a small part of the picture. True mothers have to be made of steel to withstand the difficulties that are sure to beset their children." ~ Rachel Billington

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