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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 14, 2017

Since my daughter, her husband, and their cute, precious 18-month-old daughter live 2 hours away from our home, I often ask my daughter to take short videos of Lucy so I can have my “granddaughter Lucy fix” each day.  During a brief text conversation with my daughter yesterday, she sent some hilarious videos of Lucy!  It makes me smile every time I see her on video, and especially when I see her in person!

After commenting about one of the videos I wrote, “Love you all so much!!!” my daughter wrote:

“We love you so much mama!!!  I’m so thankful for you.  I saw this and it made me think of me and you and then made me think of me and Lucy and I teared up!!”

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”

Mitch Albom

I replied, “I’m crying now!!!  Now that you’re a mom too, you truly understand…

Just as I finished typing the above, my daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter Face Timed with me!  Jenna and Lucy will be visiting for several days starting tomorrow, so I get to enjoy a much longer Mother’s Day celebration!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!  May God bless you and your families!

I am truly blessed that my 93 year old mom is still with us!  I do not know how many more years that I will get to spend with her.  Therefore, I treasure each time we speak on the phone and each visit I have with her.

May the Lord Jesus comfort you at this time if your mom is no longer here on this earth.

The promises in the Bible assure us that we will see our loved ones again in eternity, which is a much better place.

I have always found that John 14:1-3 is a very comforting promise from Jesus:

John 14:1-3 (NKJV)

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

~ Christine

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Mother’s Day, 2015

May 10, 2015

Marriage is not always perfect.  There are ups and downs in any relationship.  Motherhood can be challenging – especially when children can make the choice to rebel against their parents and God.

When tragedies (illness, accidents, deaths in the family) befall us, the pain can be excruciating.  As a family, we can help each other get through the tough times. Plus, on the other side of it is the reassurance that Jesus Christ is always with us. Knowing His promises and that He will get us through anything and everything that this fallen world can throw at us brings comfort through the storm. The steadfast knowledge that though we may mourn, one day the joy will return to our lives in the here and now as well as in eternity because of God’s mercy, grace and love for us.

Even though Mother’s Day is just beginning, I’d like to share the card and note that my husband has given me.

The card:

For my wife on Mother’s Day

What a beautiful gift you are to my world…

What a special love you’ve brought to my heart.

Through the years, we’ve built a beautiful life together.

And on Mother’s Day

I want you to know

how grateful I am for our family

and all that we share,

for you and your love,

Happy Mother’s Day

The note:

To my darling wife,

Few men are as lucky as I am to have such a beautiful loving wife.  Our house always seems so empty when you are away and we can’t wait for you to return.  I can’t help but smile and my heart is warmed when I hear you laughing in the next room, your laugh brings this house to life.  You are tireless in your effort to create a home for us, you work so very hard and words cannot express my appreciation for all you do.

Lastly, and most of all, you are an extraordinary mother.  For over thirty years I have watched you be a wonderful loving mother to our kids.  Through your actions and deeds you have taught our daughter how to be the perfect mother, all she has to do is be like you my love.  God has truly blessed us, and especially me, with you.

Your loving husband,

C

I could not get through typing that without tearing up! I cherish what our family has – loving relationships with each other – but most of all, the credit goes to God. His guidance in all of our lives has helped us avoid the pitfalls that often divide and hurt members of a family. All the glory and honor goes to Him!

Jesus Christ has been instrumental in all of our lives and it is His promises and directives that have made us all strong in our love. The agape love of God is the highest kind of love – it is “His kind of love” as the contemporary Christian song describes, that gets us through the challenges in life that might aim to tear us apart.

I am so grateful to have a loving, godly man as my husband! He has been the best father, too! Our children are who they are today because of his discipline, guidance, and love. Our adult children grew on the right track because they never wanted to disappoint their dad!

I am convinced that it takes a loving mother, a loving father, and ‘bringing up a child in the way he/she should go” guidance of God to raise happy, healthy, and God-loving children. God’s idea of marriage and family is because He defined it that way!

My husband and I have been greatly blessed; and the credit goes to not only to our relationship with each other and our adult children, but most of all to Jesus Christ – our Lord and Savior!

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms!  God Bless you!

~  Christine


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