I had a great Mother’s Day. I went to church this morning with Samantha and I loved the pastor’s message. He’s been speaking on “Lifehacks,” things to make your life easier based on the book of Proverbs. Today’s message was about women of course, from Proverbs 31. “The Godly woman blesses those around her.” And there are two way blessings, “a woman blesses others and they bless her,” said Pastor John. My children have blessed me in many, many ways. My girls especially show their admiration in the way they speak to me and confide in me. Each of my 3 daughters have their own gifts they bring to the relationship. Some days their uniqueness is hard to keep up with, other days it’s beautiful because I really wouldn’t have it any other way.
Thomas on the other hand can be more obvious in his blessings. He’ll straight out tell me he loves me out of no where at home or in the middle of a store, where ever the mood strikes him. I’m blessed by him just as much as I’m blessed by the girls. Probably even more so as Thomas is wonderfully transparent. When he’s happy or appreciative there’s no mistaking it. Unhappy or doesn’t want to do something such as get a haircut? The answer is a firm no and there’s no mistaking how he feels for better or worse. Thomas has probably blessed me in more ways than the girls in that he was my first child and he is special needs. It’s because of Thomas that I found my voice as a mother and as his advocate. It was through Thomas that I saw how mighty our God is and that The Lord not only hears our prayers but answers them as well. When Thomas and Alyssa and Lelly played Upward league basketball for church it was through the half time devotionals that I was saved.
My day wasn’t all about church, it was about the way I was treated and appreciated by my family. Tommy planted flowers in the kitchen window box and he bought me a gift card to get my nails done. Alyssa and the girls gave me beautiful earrings from one of our favorite stores and a card that told me how much they appreciate me. Thomas bought me slippers to wear to the beach. They all hit the nail on the head gift wise but I really hit it out of the ballpark with this wonderful family I get to call my own.