Mother’s Day! It’s the day that we show our love for our moms. We make her breakfast in bed; take her to dinner; shower her with flowers and gifts. We put her needs first. We treat her in the selfless manner in which she has treated us.
We treasure mothers because of how they have treasured us! Why are mothers so special? From day one, mothers have a unique bond with their children. They have prayed for us and carried us in their hearts (and most of the time, in their bellies.) Mothers are typically the primary caregivers. Mothers, in general, are just more sympathetic and empathetic.
As mothers, we all have our ideal Mother’s Day in mind from the first moment we find out we are going to be a mother. (Did you know that there are more phone calls made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year–even more than Christmas? Fathers don’t get this kind of attention. See how special mothers are?)
I believe sometimes we carry our ideal day too far. We take on an attitude quite the opposite of what is being celebrated to make sure that we get OUR day! This belief leads to an entitlement mentality, for lack of a better word.
We forget that we would NOT be mothers if it were not for our children. Our children are a gift from God! They are our responsibility! A friend’s favorite scripture is,
“Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6 NASB.
This is our duty. This is our God-given job! This does not make us special. Are we special at work because we are a (insert title here)? No! It’s how we handle our position and how we do our job that CAN make us special.
Your child is the one that is special. And I don’t mean that in a spoiled, entitled way. They are special because they are who God gave us. God entrusted us to raise these children for Him, to care for them, and to lead them to life with our words and actions.
So, moms, we can go ahead and enjoy our day. But, let’s remember that it’s not just about us, it’s about them too.
Moms, are you doing your job because it’s your God-given calling?
….or for the accolades?