With Mothers Day here I can’t help but do an “All about Mom” post.
Yes, I’m very blessed to have an amazing loving mom (not everyone has that) who raised me. I also know many other women have come in and out of my life that have filled in the “mom” role from time to time. Here’s a list of 10 things “Moms” in my life have taught me.
1: This one goes to my mom, she’s modeled for me how to be an amazing stay at home mom and to always be there for her kids. If it wasn’t for her awesome, loving and kind heart I wouldn’t be half the women I am today.
2: My Grandmother: Even through her half-spoken English (Main language is Dutch), She always made sure we where taken care of. Even through her diabetes she always had the best treats. We were never without a warm pair of slippers. She’s been gone over 10 years now and recently I had to throw out one of her last pairs of slippers I finally wore through. I’ve been told recently from my oldest I need to learn to crochet.
3: My Mother-in law is the most “get it done” person I’ve ever met. She sees something she likes she makes it or gets it done. She sees a need for her kids or grand kids and helps to fill it.
4: My Omas’ (Husbands grandmothers), these ladies amaze me for the love and care they have for their grandkids and great grandkids and take the time to get to know each and everyone of them.
5: One of my 2 college moms’. She went out of her way every week to make sure I made it to church. Not only church but to participate weekly on the worship team. Sure, helped me not miss having worship in my life when I didn’t have it anymore with attending a public college.
6: My other college mom, fully took me in as a daughter. I always had a safe haven home to go to when college life got rough.
7: My Bus mom: Let me explain… I was stalked and chased when I was living on my own living in Surrey when I worked in Vancouver. A lady I got to know on the bus, invited me to her home and introduced me to her family and told me I had a safe place to “run too” if it ever happened again. I still make her brownie recipe today.
8: My Calvinette Counselor: She helped me make that step of faith to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior in my life. I have to wait until I see her again in Heaven to thank her.
9: My Husbands friends moms: They all made me feel warm and welcome in their families. Over the years I have felt like one of their “kids”.
10: To all the moms who have stepped in and prayed for me, taken me out for coffee to listen. Provided a meal when I needed it. Gave me a hug, reached out when I needed a hand. Taken my kids when I needed a much-needed break. I could go on. You know who you are and a big hug and thank you back to you.
My heart goes out to those who don’t have a strong mother figure in their lives. Those who’ve lost babies or children. Those who have suffered great loss. Those who long to be mothers. Anyone who finds Mother’s Day difficult and painful to celebrate. I pray you find peace tomorrow and in the coming days.
Happy Mother’s Day