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...