It seems like a long month for me with much going on. So many distractions of significance that have deserved my attention and the attention of others I love. The birth of my brand new baby grandson Ira, and the passing of my brother in law Dan have both been impactful in polar opposite ways on my life.
With all this in mind I need to return my focus to a very important day for all of us... MOTHER'S DAY.
I was blessed with a loving mom who taught me well, and raised me to love Jesus. I married my beautiful wife Mary who raised our three kids (all grown up now) with love and faith which led to us now having 5 wonderful grandkids that make my life full.
So anyways, for all you good moms out there know you are loved and appreciated.
Next on to those years of schooling where you tag team raising your children with the educational institution of your choice. This is a 12+ year process getting them from grade K through High School (note: Beware the teen years!) and beyond as you still are mom preparing them for that big old scary world out there with the hopes of someday in the back of your mind they will married and have kids of their own.. aka your grandchildren.
This is when you stop to ponder I just spent my whole life waiting for .. grandchildren? REALLY?
Okay, I embellish of course as this is a beautiful journey filled with joy and yes some pain. It is not what you signed up for, but is more than you could ask for.
So no matter if you are a mom yet, or no matter where you are on this journey know being a mother is a true high honor, and a most significant role in this life. You are so appreciated, and loved.
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson