Why does that evoke so many emotions in all of us?
For Mother’s…. it can be day of feeling less than adequate. As you look longingly at all of the posts of everyone thanking their beloved mother’s and you wonder why your kids don’t feel the same way.
For those that are not yet mother’s…it is a day where you are made aware of your lack of children. When that is what you want the most and yet you still don’t have it.
For those that have lost children….it is a reminder of how your child is not in your arms. It is a reminder of what you are missing out on because your child is not here with you.
As an adopted mom, this day has always evoked negative emotions. It is a day where some of my children are reminded I am not their birth mom. It has always been a day that is one to endure.
This year, as I have been working on affirmations and becoming self-aware, I realized it is just a day with a label. How will my life really be impacted by this one day? It really won’t. Because, the next day will come. I will not be any different than I am today.
As a result, of my inner strength and resilience, I was able to treat yesterday as just another day. You know what? It was a wonderful weekend. I was calm. I was uplifted. I was aware. I was understanding AND I was so grateful. So many of my kiddos remembered me. I was able to be genuine. I was also able to be appreciative.
Am I glad I am a Mother? Yes!
But more importantly, I am grateful to be a righteous woman. I am glad I living by my high moral standards. I am glad to be relying on my Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. I am amazed at the influence a righteous woman has on those around us.
Sisters, we are more than a day! We have eternal value and influence.
Thank you to all of the valiant, strong women who influence my children and myself. Your “worth is far above rubies” (Proverbs 31:10). Thank you noble and virtuous women.
I am blessed to associate with you.