Celebrate Your Mama
Mother’s Day is a special time to celebrate the women who made life a joy and blessing for us. I was blessed to have not one, but two amazing women in my life who nurtured me, encouraged me, and inspired me to be all I can be. While they have both gone on to be with the Lord, I am reminded daily of their presence. So today and always, celebrate your mama. Celebrate her in the present or celebrate her memory–but celebrate.
Both women taught me that loving God was first and that family was the heartbeat of your existence. While each differed in their talents and abilities, they both loved people, and treasured their children and grandchildren.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
Live by the Fruit of the Spirit
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
Build a Legacy
Their teachings equipped me with confidence, passion, godly thinking, and spiritual awareness, so I can face the circumstances and challenges of this life. And as I reflect on and treasure what I’ve learned from them over the years, it comes down to a simple, but powerful list.
- Seek God First
- Encourage and love one another
- Never lower your standards or expectations
- Be a role model–you never know who is watching, and
- Share a mixture of grace, love, and laughter everywhere you go.
I am beyond grateful to God for blessing me with these two godly women. I pray I can pass on those same qualities and attributes to my daughter and grandchildren.
So as you observe Mother’s Day, honor and love your mom. Thank God for her. Spend every moment you can with her. And remember, celebrate your mama!
Blessings & Hugs!
*I lost my mother, Amelia Rowland, (pictured on the right) in December, 2018, at the age of 86.