This is a late Mother's Day post. I got the idea for it a day or so before the actual holiday and did not have time to properly think it over and compose it, so it's a few days late. But that's okay, really, because every day is mother's day. There should never be one single day throughout the entire year when we do not think about and appreciate our mothers...and fathers, too! For they are truly one of the greatest gifts we have ever been given.
Okay...so I was thinking (I do that sometimes) about some of the excellent examples of motherhood depicted on film, and I thought I would liken them to my own mother.
Mrs. Ingalls particularly reminds me of my mother in the episode where she stays up all night making party dresses for her girls, Laura and Mary. My mother would be just the sort of person who would do that; and despite the lateness of the hour and the difficulty of the task, I know she would so enjoy it. Because she loves giving pleasure to the members of her family.
Like Marmee, my mother is always available for confidences, but never forces them. She will stay up into the wee hours of the night listening to our little woes and cares, and she always has something to say that puts the world back into its proper perspective. She encourages us to do what's right not only by the words she speaks, but by the life she lives. She is faithful and steady and constant and true.
My mom is not as headstrong as Sarah, but she does have her own opinions and she doesn't mind stating them. She is strong, like Sarah, and doesn't mind getting her hands dirty when there's a job that needs to be done. She is very loyal and devoted and will stick by you through thick and thin. She also loves to have fun and be adventurous, though she doesn't always think so.
I love you, Mommy. You are one of the most generous and forgiving people I know. Thank you for your patience with me and your constant example of how to live a Christ-centered, eternity focused life. You are the sunshine in our home! And not one of us could do without you! :)