Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mixed blessings on Mother's Day

When thinking about what to write this Mother's Day, I ran across this excellent blog post from last year. It pretty much says it all...some of us celebrate this day, some of us grieve. And, probably most--like me-- do a little of both:

I celebrate because I had a mother who loved me, and loved Jesus.

But I grieve her because she left this earth when I was only 26.

I celebrate because God blessed me with seven wonderful children.

But I grieve because one of them is in heaven.

Yet for all of the mix of happiness and sorrow, motherhood is a worthy calling, and I am grateful to be a mom and grandmother! And this Mother's Day, I thank God for the children He has given me, and trust Him for the good things to come--both in this life and the next.


Children are a gift from the Lord. Psalm 127:3


Anonymous said...

I agree. It brings boundless joys and blessings and some almost unbearable sorrows.

Happy Mother's Day, my friend.

Continuing love and prayers,

Terri Whitman

Jean said...

Thanks, Terri. Happy Mother's Day to you, too.



uncle jeff said...

Jean - You've carried on mom's legacy by being the terrific mother you are:)


Your brother

Jean said...

Well, thank you, Jeff. I hope I do carry on her legacy. Maybe not her DRIVING legacy...but the other stuff. ;-)

Love you.

uncle jeff said...

I accept the compliment :-)