Dear Mom

Mardel

Dear Mom,

Thank you. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for teaching me. Thank you for praying for me. Thank you for disciplining me. Thank you for taking care of me when I was sick, tired, and even when I was mean to you. Thank you for loving me through the storms and through the sunny days. Thank you for showing me what it is to be a woman of God. Thank you for not being perfect, and for teaching me that it’s okay. Thank you for understanding, and loving me even when I caused you pain. Thank you for all the diapers I’ll never remember and the nights of patience when I couldn’t sleep. Thank you for singing to me when I was scared and teaching me to pray. But most of all, thank you for being my mom. I love you more than I can say. I’m thankful for the light you have brought to my life, and that God chose you for me.

Love,

Your Daughter

There are so many things your mom does to take care of you, but there aren’t enough words for thanks. So many times it is hard to see the sacrifice, and the patience, and even the hurt our mothers go through to keep us happy, safe, strong, and pure. When we were little, we screamed and screamed, keeping her up at night. Through sleep deprivation, your mom still loved you, fed you, sang to you, and wondered if she was doing this “motherhood thing” right.

When you’re a little kid and whining over wanting Lucky Charms instead of the store brand cereal at the grocery, your mom was budgeting and making sure she could pay for what you needed, but she still felt guilt that she wasn’t giving you enough.

When you were a teenager, and yelling about how your life is unfair, and she can’t even understand, she was having flashbacks to when she was in high school. She remembers the memory of what it’s like to feel insecure, and to not know what’s next, or understand why that boy didn’t like you back.

When you graduate college and realize that this is adulthood, you realize that even your mom feels this way. You wonder why she always seemed to have the answers when you can’t seem to find any on your own. You begin to realize that through everything, your mom was figuring it out as she went too.

And then when you have your own babies and you begin to grasp the love you have for your own child—that is when you know what your mother has done for you. Whether your mom is biological, adopted, a family friend, an aunt, or a grandmother—she has had an impact on your life. All along, she sacrificed, she fought, and she forged the way for you to live a successful and happy life.

What are you thankful for this Mother’s Day? Share your favorite memory with your mother in the comments below!

“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.”Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” Proverbs 31: 25-31

 


Hannah Baxter

Hey, y’all! My name is Hannah and I want you to join me on my personal journey to seeking Christ daily! Together we will laugh, cry, and learn to have a little fun while bringing glory to God! Like it says in Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

2 comments on “Dear Mom

  1. Oh my gosh! This is so insightful and perfect! I love this for your sweet mom and all! Thanks for putting our feelings into such beautiful words!

  2. Great job again! Faith and strength through seemingly insurmountable challenges are my most precious gifts from my mom.

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