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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thankful Thursday – Mothers….and others!

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Today I would like to give thanks for moms...especially the one God gave me.

Growing up with the best mother ever, I was amazed to learn that all mothers were not as sweet and loving as mine...

While I experience unconditional love, continuous encouragement, and unfailing support from my mother...there are those who do not...

When I cherish loving embraces and sweet kisses...some can not...

As I remember tear stained checks wiped dry by her hand and a fevered brow gently touched by a cool palm...everyone does not have such memories...

A Godly mother shares so many attributes of Christ.

And our Heavenly Father so desires us to catch even a glimpse of this amazing love...that He displays it through the heart and life of a Mother...or Grandmother...or Aunt or Sister...

OR

a special someone, who crosses our path...not by a haphazard coincidence...but by God’s divine plan...

This someone touches our life in ways we don’t even comprehend...

But we know they are special

and

saturated with

something/Someone

we desperately

NEED...

So in honor of our mothers and the ones blessed with a mother’s heart...

You wrote no lofty poems
that critics counted art.
But with a nobler vision
you lived them in your heart.

You carved no shapeless marble
to some high soul design.
But with a finer sculpture
you shaped this soul of mine.

You built no great cathedrals
that centuries applaud:
but with a grace exquisite
your life cathedraled God.

- Thomas Fessenden, excerpt from Quiet Reflections: A Mother's Journal.

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24 thoughts:

luvmy4sons said...

Being a mother is a HUGE gift from God. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Denise said...

Beautiful post as usual.. As I sit here drinking my coffee and starting my day taking care of my mom I am moved with so much compassion for her. She had a TERRIBLE life... Terrible father and I hate to say this but a terrible husband. She kept her smile through it all and even now as her mind is somewhere else she always has a big smile for me when I walk in.. She has such a reward waiting for her...... She did not have much in this life but she gave more than anyone except the Father God will know......

Michele said...

Love being a mom, and love my mom. Both are great blessings. Happy Mothers Day!!!!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes such a great post about being a Mother...so true
kim

Denise said...

Bless you for this, and for honoring me with your love and friendship. I love you. Have a beautiful Mother's Day.

christy rose said...

I have a wonderful mother too! And I pray that I can leave a legacy of love memories in the hearts and minds of my children too. Beautiful post Karen!

NanaNor's said...

Blessings to you today, Loved this post-how incredible to have such a loving mother. I was one who did not but I am thankful that my relationship with my own mother shaped me into the mother and grandmother I am today-I cherish this role the Lord gave me and I'm thankful for those women who did take time to nurture me!
Hugs, Noreen

Jerralea said...

Great post, Karen, and thanks for reminding us that though we might have been blessed with a godly mom, not everyone can say the same. I pray that all who did not have a godly mom will have someone minister to them with a mother's heart.

Dana said...

Beautiful post!

Laurie said...

I am so thankful that the Lord has given me these past few years to draw closer to our mom, who has Alzheimers. My sister lives by her and my sister loves the Lord and is His caring hands for our mom. We both pray daily for Mom's salvation.
Thank you for this sweet post.
Laurie

Together We Save said...

I feel so blessed to be a mother!! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I miss my mom so much each year. She is in heaven but one day I will see her. I am so thankful that she was a great mother; loving and kind and my best friend.

Mariel said...

that is beautiful, Karen. I hope you have a blessed mother's day!

Diana said...

Beautiful!

Debra Kaye said...

Karen,

What a lovely tribute! God bless you this Mother's Day! Big hugs my friend.

Teresa said...

A beautiful gift...being a mother, and having one! Thank you for your post today!

Jan said...

You are indeed Blessed that you had a wonderful Mother.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I think this poem was written with my mom in mind... she's my hero and very best friend. Truth be told (and really, what point is there in telling otherwise), I've had a lot of "mothering" influences over the years. I'll gladly crawl up into anyone's lap to receive the gentle caress of heaven. Some women are better at it than others, but if someone's willing to love me like my momma, I'm willing to receive. How I pray to be a similar influence on the "children" God brings my way, albeit biological or otherwise.

Happy Mother's Day to you, Karen. Thank you for being my blogging friend and for joining me in the celebration of my book.

peace~elaine

sarah said...

being a mom....mine was brutal..I want to shine like the one you described here

Tea With Tiffany said...

I love my mom. I love being a mom. And I love knowing other moms. What a gift to be a part of our childrens' lives.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

GlowinGirl said...

Beautiful, Karen. I am grateful to have a godly mother, but it is important to remember that there are many who haven't and/or don't have that right now. Good mothers are more than just a blessing -- they are life-givers in every way.

One Heart said...

This is beautiful, Karen. God does bring that comfort through so many ways, even through new blogging friends.

I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day.

Carolyn said...

Karen, hope you had a wonderday moms day with family. Reading your post and the comments reminds me that you and I were very blessed by God to have moms who were the reflection of Christ. For those who had a neglected childhood, it is God's mercy and love to help them rise above it and be the beautiful sisters they are today.

Sandy said...

Just love what you wrote about
your mother. She sounds a lot
like my dear mom.
Enjoying your blog very much.
Blessings,
Sandy

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