Another Mother’s Day

Can you believe it? Today is May 11th and Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This year I am celebrating it with my mom on Sunday and with my daughter on Monday. For the first time ever.. I have peace in my heart about this holiday. God has done some deep healing between my mother and I over the last few months. Our relationship has changed and I have changed.. she has changed too!

Keep in mind that my Mom is 90 and I am ..well.. I am a grandmother. It is never too late..all things are possible with God. After a lifetime of confusion, disappointment, anger, and sorrow..things are good between us. We can talk about things and share our hearts.. honestly and openly. We are very different, but in some ways we are similar. Her  physical deterioration and isolation seem to have done something deep inside her heart..God is reaching her..and He is reaching me in new ways.

Our mothers have a great role to play in our lives..some do it well and others do it poorly.. no one does it perfectly. Our mothers are human. They are learning and growing as their children grow up and it never stops. My own daughter has been a mother for almost 10 years and I see the way she is changing through the process of raising her children. She is a far better mother than I was. She is dedicated to her children and it is obvious they are thriving. I thank God for the way He redeems everything.

Happy Mother’s Day! May God bless you as you continue to seek Him.

“Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”

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2 thoughts on “Another Mother’s Day

  1. I am glad that things are good for you at this time Alicia. It’s certainly true that most of us have some problems with our parents; I know I did with my dad anyway, and yet we still liked each other and eventually learned to, I suppose, love each other. Love is always the answer, in the end.

    Even if its watching a film together and bonding like that, or as you are doing it over Mother’s day, that’s a good thing I think. Hope you have or are having a lovely time!

  2. Thanks Tim..we had a good time..the past still rears its head, but I realize now that the present is more important. Forgiveness and grace are the keys for me when it comes to my mom. She is who she is and I am who I am.. that will never change. I am grateful that the old hurts are not open wounds and that we can communicate in a better way..You never know when the end will come and I truly believe in finishing well.

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