I believe motherhood is the best, most sacred, and sometimes hardest job in the entire world.

Happy Mother’s Day! I’m so thankful to be a mom. It is a precious gift. I love our children so much, and they’ve brought the greatest joy to my life. I wouldn’t trade motherhood for anything in the entire world. If you don’t have children or can’t have children, you can still adopt or be a spiritual mom to others. I didn’t have a close relationship with my mother, but God has been so good to bring many spiritual mothers into my life to love, pray for, and mentor me.

I know there are some women who never had or couldn’t have a child or whose child died, and Mother’s Day is hard for you. Or you were really close to your mom and she died and this day is bittersweet. Know that God sees that pain in your heart and the tears you’ve cried. He has collected all your tears in His bottle. “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” ~ Psalm 56:8, NLT

If you’re not a woman, I encourage you to make this day special for your wife, mom, sister, aunt, or friend. Most women appreciate a sincere, thoughtful gesture of any kind, whether it’s a home-made card expressing words of appreciation and love, beautiful flowers, some chocolate or another sweet treat, her fave restaurant, a gift card, something techy, taking her out to the movies (such as the new movie,Mom’s Night Out)…you know what she likes best. It’s her day. If you can’t do it today, then plan to do it this week or this month sometime to let her know just how awesome she is. 🙂

My prayer is that you have a beautiful, special, blessed Mother’s Day with your precious family and friends.

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”
~ Proverbs 31:30-31, NIV

Blessings,

Beth Jones, International Speaker/Author/Coach
http://www.BethJones.net

Encouraging quote

“When you were small and just a touch away, I covered you with blankets against the cold night air. But now that you are tall and out of reach, I fold my hands and cover you with prayer.”
~ Dona Maddux Cooper

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