I called my mom this morning to wish her a Happy Mother's Day. It was 28 degrees in Cheyenne at the time and 82 degrees in St. Louis. We had the same numbers; they were just reversed. My mom said it was warm enough with the humidity that she had turned on her air conditioner. If she was looking for sympathy, she was definitely looking in the wrong place. I would thoroughly enjoy feeling 82 degrees with some humidity to go along with it right about now. Instead I went out and shoveled snow--a wet and heavy snow I might add.
Although the weather has challenged some Mother's Day social gatherings in our part of the country, it can't erase the sentiments of love and affection expressed on this day. Motherhood is probably one of the most daunting tasks in the world, and I sincerely hope that we share our gratitude to mom on more days than Mother's Day, her birthday, and Christmas. While greeting card companies and florists cherish a day like Mother's Day, I hope the rest of us truly cherish our mothers every day of the year.
To all the moms out there striving to faithfully live up to the responsibilities of your calling--I simply say, "THANK YOU!" You give us a glimpse of God's love. The commitment to loving your children, which is evident even after the children have left the nest, is admirable. The sacrifices you make on a regular basis are a genuine reflection of God's love for each of us. The example and model you set makes our world a better place.
Happy Mother's Day!