Have you ever noticed that when you have big exciting news you look for another person to tell that will get almost as excited as you do? Growing up that person for me has always been my mom. I knew whatever I told her good news wise, she was going to be just as excited as I was, maybe even more! It didn’t matter whether it was getting an A on a paper in school, getting engaged to my husband, having ALL of our kids (she got excited over each and every one!) I always knew I could count on my mom to share my joy.
She was always my confidante too, listening when I needed a shoulder to cry on, understanding how I felt, and knowing what to say. She’s always been my rock; in life and in faith.
As we approach Mother’s Day in May, I ask you to take another look at your own mother. Not all mothers are the same, they don’t all react in the same way as mine did, but the woman who bore you, and raised you is your mom and has a vested interested in everything that happens to you. This year, not only am I blessed to share Mother’s Day with my own mom, but I have a daughter who is expecting her first child, so three generations of us get to celebrate motherhood. I am blessed. There is also another mother who watches over us too, Jesus’ mom. She is everyone’s mother as Jesus made her when he said from the cross to John, “This is your mother.” He wasn’t just talking about John, but all of us, the rest of the generations. He knew we ALL need a mom in life. And even if our earthly mother isn’t with us anymore, our heavenly mother is always near. And of course, she is whispering to our own mothers, whether they are in heaven or on earth, what we need. She is the ultimate mother of all.
So when life is exciting or getting you down, remember to “stay calm and call your mom.” She is always there for you!