It was a long drive home from Idaho yesterday, but I filled the time nicely by thinking about mothers. Here are some of those thoughts.
As I contemplated the role that my mother now plays in my life, I was overcome with gratitude. Gratitude that I still had her; gratitude of the empathy and love she still gives me every single day. I have had experiences where I have known that I was getting through a trial simply because I knew mom was on her knees praying for me. The power of a mother's prayer is very real and I have experienced that power.
My heart is filled with love, honor and respect because of the amazing person and mother I have. I love you mom..
I have always maintained that I was blessed to have the perfect mother-in-law, but she surpasses that role. I think of her more as a wonderful, caring mother who loves me dearly. I often ponder the many trials she has had in her life and I stand in awe of the strong, faithful woman she is today. I take courage and strength from her courage and strength. I love you Pat.
Every chance I get, I share what an amazing mother Brittney is. I am awed by her patience; her ability to help Molly learn to reason and think for herself, and so much more. I have learned much in watching Brittney and know that she is committed to motherhood. Oh how grateful I am that Molly has her for a mother! I love you Brittney.
I have learned from this little mother-to-be too! Noelle has empowered herself with knowledge!! I love hearing her tell me the things she has learned in her marriage and parenting classes. I love that she seeks out and digests every bit of information she can so that she can be wise and thoughtful in the raising of her children. I love her commitment to raising her children in a Christ-centered home. I am at peace, content and happy for little granddaughter Hillam and the mother who will raise her. I love you Noelle.
I have spent time contemplating another special mother! I love Emily's mom! I love how invested she is with her children and my children as well! Marilyn is committed to families, regardless of who's they are. I love that she cared enough for Grandma Skousen to drive all night to get Emily to grandpa's funeral. I feel blessed and so grateful to know that Emily will be much like her mother when she becomes a mother herself. I love you Emily and I love you too Marilyn!
My Mother's Day is a reflective one today. I am so grateful for these good mothers, sweet, dear friends all of them.