Saturday, May 7, 2011

Every Mother's Prayer

Thanks Charlotte & Ginger for being here every week and hosting  Spiritual Sunday

"...love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves it's own mark...to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever." J.K. Rowling

My kids often express their love for me. They never come into the house or wake up from sleep or go to bed without running in to kiss me and tell me how much they love me. And I do the same. 

When they were younger....I used to wonder if they would be better off with a different kind of mom....a mom who was freer.....who didn't have so many fears... who knew how to cook....who decorated with flair.....and who went on all the school trips.
 

But I've always loved my girls. I've wanted to be to them what no one was to me. I tell them all the time I'm proud of them...that they're the best...and the best that's ever happened to me. I tell them no matter what they do....or what they believe....or what they think...I'll always be there in their corner....and love them.

I tell them they're perfect just the way they are....they don't need to change or twist themselves into being anyone other than themselves....and I tell them they can reach for the stars....whatever stars they want and they can make their dreams come true.. And I tell them everyday they shine.

I think He loved me enough to give me these two awesome kids......for me to give them what I never got....to love them in ways I never was by my parents. I think it's Him showing me redemption.... for everything I lived...the years on the street....fighting to survive all the pain.....

My kids and their love for me is an experession of His love to me...He loved me enough to give us to each other...Redemption for all that pain and hard stuff..

Happy Mother's Day!
 
I pray You'll be my eyes.....and watch her where she goes...and help her to be wise...and help me to let go....every mother's prayer...

34 comments:

Wanda's Wings said...

God gives us a beautiful gift in children.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I consider my kids the best gift from God!

Annesphamily said...

My kids are the very best gift God could have given me. I miss my own mom so much during this weekend. we always watched the Kentucky Derby together and she always gentle reminded me how blessed I was to have five perfectly beautiful and healthy children and easy pregnancies! I miss my mamas sweet smiling face. But I know if I continue on His path I will see her on the other side of heaven. Happy Mother;s Day to you Sarah, you are so sweet and dear. I love the video and I have a copy of that CD. I was going to post the video on my FB tomorrow. Hugs Anne

MTJ said...

Happy Mother's Day Sarah!

Your love for your daughters is always evident in the words you often share of them; as is their love for you.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

Whidbey Woman said...

What a wonderful tribute to your daughters.
Enjoy your Mother's Day weekend!

Amrita said...

Happy Mother 's Day Sarah

Karen said...

Beautiful sentiments. Happy Mother's Day, Sarah!

Dolores Ayotte said...

Right on...Happy Mother's Day kiddo!

Lisa notes... said...

I know you are a wonderful mother, Sarah. So glad you feel your kids' love. I do too. We are blessed.

God Whispers said...

Sarah, happy mother's day. Blessings.

Tracy said...

You are blessed, but just as much your daughters are blessed to have you as their mom who strives to make such a good life for them and to totally love them as they are...Happy Mother's Day!

Ginny said...

Oh, this song is "The Prayer" put to new words! Very nice! You are so blessed to have such wonderful daughters, I hope you have a great Mother's Day!

Renee said...

Beautiful, Sarah...and such a great reminder of how much God does love us...I feel the same way about my children, they are such a precious gift and the joy and love they give me humbles me. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

micey said...

Happy Mother's Day! <3

RCUBEs said...

Happy Mother's Day sister. God knows what you need and through your daughters He gave you some parts of your healing. It is a special relationship. Enjoy your special day and God bless.

Mildred said...

Happy Mother's Day Sarah!

Deborah said...

Happy Mothers Day Sarah!!!
Keep shining..as you do, so very well!!!

Deborah xoxo

Crystal Mary said...

Aw Sarah, God bless you, have a Happy Mothers Day.. xxxx Crystal Mary

Chatty Crone said...

I wish you could adopt me - what a wonderful mom you are. Wonderful. God Bless and have a wonderful mother's day. (Gayle)

PS That picture was the first picture I ever posted over 5 years ago. Same taste.

Joan said...

Happy Mother's day, Sarah. Your daughters are blessed to have you as their mom.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Happy Mother's Day! I feel the same about my son and grand babies! God is good.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This post touched my heart. The Lord has indeed blessed you. I hope that you have the most wonderful Mothers day.
God Bless,
Ginger

Cinner said...

Sarah, Happy Mothers Day, with all the encouragement, love and understanding you show your children tells me what a loving mother you are. this was beautiful to read, very touching, God is good, glad the three of you have each other. your blog looks great. love your little pixie. lol. now were twins. hugs dear friend.

Anita Johnson said...

What a beautiful post....happy Mother's Day to you today!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Wonderful post...and so, so true! Happy Mother's Day!!! Enjoy, enjoy!!

Pamela said...

I believe God gives us our children with the needs that only we can fulfill. Some may need the gourmet cook and God prepares the mother. Others, like yours, need the unconditional love and acceptance to boost their self esteem. Just like the mother of your children is able to give so freely and honestly. I love how He planned that!

Happy Mothering,
Pamela

Saleslady371 said...

Happy Mother's Day to a very special woman! May God bless you for pushing past all that pain.

Nana Jul said...

Funny you should say you feel God has redeemed the years back to you...That's exactly what I was thinking last night...He Has...it's incredible!
Happy Mother's day..Love the song...it's my prayer for my kids too!
Lovely tribute...
Love,
Julie

Gayle said...

Children are such a blessing!

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Ahhh - what joyfull blessings! Thank you for sharing these sweet family thoughts and memories. Have a blessed week.

Cathy said...

A beautiful post and song for Mother's Day ~

Carolyn said...

A lovely Mother's Day post! Thanks.

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Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Happy Mother's Day, Sarah. I long ago learned that all a child needs is a parent who lives him or her. All the other challenges, including extreme poverty, can be worked around with God's help -- but you have to start with love.

Ms.Daisy said...

Sarah,
I love the sentence, "I wanted to be to them what no one was to me." You are so blessed to have God's gift of two beautiful daughters. You show them love everyday and they can't help but return that love to you.

~Jean