Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Tribute

As we are heading into this Mother's Day weekend we need to remember just how important our mom's were in our own lives. We are called to honor our parents and there is no caveat on what kind of parents we should honor. In other words, God doesn't tell us to honor only the parents that gave us a good home (according to this world's standards), parents that were always nice to us, or even to parents who loved us as we wished to be loved. Nope, God says to honor our parents and in that we will have long life.

It is really sad that there are so many parents who don't know how to parent well. It is very sad that there are some mom's who willingly or under pressure chose to become a parent of a dead child via abortion. It is very sad that some mom's are trapped in marriages that are both harmful to the mom but also to the child whom she cannot protect. Our world is cursed by sin but God tells us to honor these parents anyway.

It is very sad that some mom's for whatever reason can't or won't parent the child to whom they give birth. It is very sad that some women will never experience new life within their own bodies due to infertility or celibate singleness. It is very sad that some mom's and daughters or sons have such a fractured relationship that communication is virtually nil. Our world is cursed by sin that causes death, illness, corrupt governments, bad family planning policies and fractured relationships. God tells us to honor our parents.

For those women waiting either for their own bodies to work and birth a baby or for those waiting in the adoption line for a child, don't give up, and you are honored here for your willingness to parent and love a child. For those who have children even children who have passed due to illness or miscarriage, you are honored here for the willingness to give birth and parent through difficult circumstances of loving a child pre-born or through an illness such as cancer.

For the women who were unable or unwilling to parent due to government policies, understand of your own circumstances, or your own choice for whatever reason, you are honored here for loving your child through pregnancy, delivery and placement for adoption. You have shown you loved your child enough to make a difficult decision for another.

Thank you to my own mom who raised 4 of us and now is enjoying being a grandparent to 6. Happy Mother's Day!


marilyn said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Super Mommy said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Jennifer said...

Happy Mother's Day! I hope you enjoy the day :-)


Jennifer said...

Hey - I haven't been keeping up my blogs well & just noticed your comment. We need to move - get out of Nashville schools, bigger place so I can start adoption #2, etc. I was planning on moving to the county I teach in. Over Christmas, we were driving home & passed thru Jackson & it got me thinking. It would be good to be close to family - my parents are getting older, but really want to be involved in Nataly's if this house sells, we will hopefully be heading that way!

AZMom said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! Beautifully written!

Kristi said...

Happy belated Mother's Day to you--I hope you enjoyed the day.