Special greetings to all those who are being honored on Mother’s Day for the first time this year.
In the past I have written tributes to my mother, and I have told of my own parenting experiences. But this year I want to recognize some Moms on their first Mother’s Day.
My granddaughter, Amy, is one of those lucky women. There are others in our extended family as two of my siblings became great grands this year. So Happy Mother’s Day to Beth and Sarah.
I now have three great grandchildren. But my ‘big’ sister has fourteen! She always was an over-achiever.
My grandsons are Noah, Caleb, and Quade. All good Biblical names. (Okay, he’s Quade Benjamin.) All my grandchildren have names from the Bible, too: Aaron, Andrew, Matthew, Elizabeth, Stephen, Amy Susanna, and Jonathan. And what seems to be a tradition in our family is that your first name is yours and your second name is to honor a friend or family member.
But I digress! And who wouldn’t when talking about their beautiful progeny?
Young Moms: This is your day! We pray the first of many. Your gifts over the next years will range from macaroni art to a new refrigerator. When that household appliance shows up, just hold this thought: It isn’t about the gift. It’s about the love and appreciation and honor behind it.
The best gift a mom receives is when “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also and praises her.” Proverbs 31:28