I posted this last year, but I wanted to post it again. From my heart to yours.....
I was thinking this morning as I was getting ready for church just how important mothers are. I have been so blessed to have several amazing ladies in my life. It's sad to think what it would be like without them. So many moms feel "overlooked"....like what they do isn't all that important. Let me tell you...that is NOT true. Moms, you have the most important job in the world! You are important...you make a difference...and blessed is the home where the mother is the heartbeat of the family! This is for you:
-For every night you've spent up with a sick child or calming the fears of a child who had a bad dream and is scared....thank you, for you have shown that child the nurturing, safety, and comfort that can only come from a mama.
-For every scraped knee or boo-boo you've kissed to "make it all better"....thank you, for you have healed not only an owie, but the very heart of a child.
-For every load of laundry you've done and every piece of clothing you've ironed...thank you, for you have made your child beautifully presentable and gave them the self-confidence to feel better about themselves and know that they are well cared for.
-For every meal you've cooked, whether it be a 5-course gourmet meal or simply heating up frozen chicken nuggets and a can of corn...thank you, for you have nourished the body of a child.
-For every book you've read or story you've told, even when you don't think they are paying attention...thank you, for you have enriched your child's vocabulary and given them a thirst for knowledge.
-For every prayer you've said for them or with them...thank you, for you have taught them right by bringing them up to love God and believing that He hears you, and you have covered them with the protection that only our Lord can give.
-For every tear you've wiped from their eyes...thank you, for you have shown and taught compassion.
-For every birthday party you have given...thank you, for you have given them joy and childhood memories that they will never forget.
-For every school function or extracurricular activity you have attended...thank you, for you have shown your child that you care enough about him to be involved his life.
-For every board game or outside activity you've played with your child...thank you, for you have given them incredible joy and have taught them to stay young, have fun, and enjoy the little things in life.
-For every snotty nose you've ever wiped, for every dirty diaper you've ever changed, for every incident of spit up or vomit that you've had to endure, and for every cup of spilled juice you've cleaned up...thank you, for you have shown what unconditional love is really all about.
Happy Mother's Day...you are important, you are appreciated, and you are loved!