Wednesday, May 7, 2014

In Honor of Many Special Mothers



 In Honor of Many Special Mother's

As Mother's Day approaches
I would like to honor all you mothers out there
with a wish and a prayer for
a beautiful, blessed, joy filled Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to
Mother

One of the most touching and beautiful scenes in the Bible is of
Mary, the mother of Jesus,
as she stood by the cross of her Savior (Luke 1:46-47)
but also her son.
Mary, the mother of our Savior must have sobbed as though her
heart would break.
Oh, mother love!
~
All of a mother's tenderness, gentleness,
sweetness, forgiveness and patience
is covered in that great virtue ~ love.
Love motivates a mother's soothing touch,
her encouraging smile, her understanding heart
and her sacrifical love and care.

Thank God for a Mother's Love
There is no love, like a mother's love,
no stronger bond on earth...
like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother, when she gives birth.
A mother's love is forever strong,
never changing for all time...
And when her children need her most,
a mother's love will shine.
God bless these special mother's,
God bless them everyone...
for all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they've done.
When her days on earth are over,
a mother's love lives on...
through many generations,
with God's blessings on each one.
Be thankful for our mother's,
for they love with a higher love...
from the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.
                        ~Anonymous
~
Happy Mother's Day to the
Adoptive Mother

The beautiful grace of God,
in His gift to you through the adoption of a child
who "belongs" in your home to love and to be loved in return.
How precious and blessed by God,
to have been given the responsibilities and privileges of parenthood.

An Adopted Child
An adopted child is greatly loved
and soon becomes a part,
of everything that is treasured
and held closely to the heart.
~
An adopted child is looked upon
with special tenderness,
and he or she will always know
the warmest, sweet caress,
~
For those who adopted children
find joy in little souls,
a baby's smile can help them on
toward their chosen goals.
~
God knows how much mankind cries out,
for pure unselfish love,
and so He sends adopted ones
seemingly from above.
~
Broken hearts are mended,
in manner meek and mild
truly blessed are those who have
an adopted child.
                                                          ~Author Unknown
~
Happy Mother's Day to the
Mother-In-Law

This one chokes me up.
My husbands dear mother, Betty,
went home to be with her Lord just over a year ago.
Oh how I miss her!
I was blessed with a God fearing, mother-in-law.
I do not always here that from other ladies.
How dishonoring to God, their husbands and their mother-in-law.
~
The mother-in-law relationship
is often a difficult and delicate one.
Mothers naturally love their children,
and that love does not cease to exist when a marriage ceremony is performed.
A mothers duties may become less~but not her love.
To suddenly "let go" is not easy.
When a mother looks at her son or daughter
all grown up~she still see's that tiny baby
she held in her arms and cuddled.
She still see's the diapers,
the growing up years with tears and heart aches,
for which she mended.
She would give advice, make suggestions,
answer questions and was always eager
to help with tender loving care.
~
Now she may be misunderstood
or considered "stepping on toes"
should she show herself concerned, try to give advice,
or even become over-anxious.
She is still as concerned for her childs welfare
as when he/she was dependent on her care.
Her motives may be pure, but she may be misinterpreted.

To A New Daughter-In-Law
Forgive me if I speak possessively of him
who now is yours, yet still is mine;
Call it the silver cord disparagingly
and weave new colors in an old design,
yet know the warp was started long ago
by faltering steps, by syllable and sound
by all the years in which I watched him grow
by all the season's turnings are we bound.
But now, I loose the cord, untie the knot,
unravel years so he is yours alone
and if there is a message I forgot
or something that could help you had you known,
I shall be waiting, hoping you will see
that him you love, is also loved by me.
                                                        ~ Author Unknown

I love the ending of this poem!
"that in him you love, is also loved by me"
I guess because I was blessed with a mother-in-law
that was very much a Proverbs 31 women,
I therefore, was never placed in a possition
where I felt I had to share any part of my husband.
We could both love him as God intended for us.
My heart breaks for those who struggle
with their mother-in-laws, as they are missing out
on a relationship with one another that could be both
 beautiful and rewarding.
I believe as women, by the grace of God,
we can be a glory to our husbands,
as well as have the right heart attitude
of obedience to God towards our mother-in-law,
therefore, bringing glory to God.
~
It can be a touchy situation, but it can be made an
endearing and enduring relationship
within the principles of Christian living.
Each must learn to respect, to tolerate, to be courteous and understanding
of the other, in love.
~
Happy Mother's Day to
The Mother who Has Lost A Child

God, truly must have great compassion
and grace upon a mother who has lost a child ~ for He lost His Son.
Again, I think of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Yes Jesus was her Son, and yet she knew why He was here,
and that she would loose Him, for a purpose.
Can you imagine how it must have been for Mary, as a mother?
 She loved Him as her own son, yet, she had to let Him go.
The love of a mothers heart...

To this dear mother, may God pour His grace upon you.
For His grace is sufficient for you,
the One, who gives generously to meet our needs.
 I pray, that as Mother's Day nears
  your heart would be drawn even closer to the heart of God.
The God of all comfort and peace,
which passes all understanding.
~
Fom my heart to all you precious mother's, Happy Mother's Day
and God bless you!



Our precious Heavenly Father.
Thank you, for mother's.
Thank you for their endless, selfless love
that you grace them with.
In Your love, touch their hearts
and meet their individule needs.
May this day that is set aside in honor of them,
bring blessings that abound.
Amen.

                                                                        Be Lovely!
                                                                        ~ Debbie~

33 comments:

Stephanie said...

I'm. . .speechless. This is by far the most heart-touching post I have read in quite a while.

It was beautiful, it was thoughtful, it was emotional, it was precious. Thank you, mom, for writing these lovely words to the many wonderful mother's and sweet children. This will bless many - it greatly blessed me!

I love you and I hope you have a blessed day.

Also, the pictures are very romantic and dreamy! Love them :)

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful post. Wishing you a blessed Mother's Day.

I don't have children and my mother has been in Heaven six years. I miss Mother every single day and I thank God for her.

Enjoy your day.

Debby Ray said...

Debbie, this is just so beautiful. You have thought of everyone! I treasure the memories of my mom and have sure been thinking a lot about her since last week was the 4 year anniversary of her passing. I had a MIL who I loved and appreciated so much and I do my best to be the best MIL I can be as well. It hurts my heart when I hear about those relationships that are so messed up. Thank you for a lovely reminder! Stephanie has certainly been blessed to have you as her mother and I hope your day together on Sunday is perfect!

Blessings,
Debby

Shoregirl said...

How nice to find some beautiful poems for Mother's Day cards!!

Sola Scriptura said...

Beautiful post! Happy Mothers Day to you!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So lovely, Debbie and so touching. I love your thoughts on Mother in Law's, too. I have a lovely MIL who I never get to see enough ( we live 2000 miles apart) and now I am a MIL two times over, with another marriage this summer. It is a delicate balance, but I am blessed with dear and loving new 'daughter's' and a new 'son'. My own Dear Mother has been gone now 3 years and I miss her so, but she has passed down her love of life and honest living to all of us.
You must be a very special Mother yourself, judging by your sweet and very special daughter. I wish you both a lovely Mother's Day with many blessings on this day. Hugs xo Karen

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh Debbie...this was just beautiful and heartfelt! You thought of everyone...:) I find it so sad that so many ladies do not have good relationships with their mohter in law. I have always loved mine dearly! Hope your Mother's Day is blessed and is as special as you.

Hugs, Vicky

Wanda said...

Debbie, how lovely that you touch each person no matter what role they are in. I so miss my mom, but the Lord has graciously given me three daughters, and a special daughter of my heart (DIL).
Thanks for such thoughtful, tender words.
God bless you dear, and know you will have a blessed Mother's Day.

Denise said...

This post deeply touched my heart, bless you. I wanted to be a mom so very much, tried for 16 years, it was not meant to be. My precious momma went to heaven in April 2006. God bless you on Mother's Day, and always. I love you.

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Beautiful post. Thanks for including everyone. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

kitty said...

What beautiful poetry and precious words shared by you, dear Debbie. Thank you for your goodness, kindness and example to be a loving woman that is full of God's grace. Happy Mother's Day, my friend. xo

Robyn said...

Oh my, Debbie! You have given us so much to think about and ultimately to give thanks for. You chose such beautiful poetry but your own words are what resonates. Your kind nature and loving wisdom makes you a very special mother and person. What a pleasure this was to read. Thank you!

Jazzmin said...

This is one of the most heartfelt, beautiful, and meaningful things I have ever read. You are so thoughtful to think of all of the different types of mothers that are in each of our lives. It especially moved me to read the part about mothers who have lost children. Oh, I cannot even imagine what Mother's day would feel like each year after going through that type of loss.

I wish you a very, very happy and blessed Mother's day this coming weekend!! God bless you!

Hugs to you,
Jazzminn

Ceil said...

Hi Debbie! I love all these prayers for all kinds of mothers. As an adoptive parent, and foster parent too, I really appreciate the specialized touch here. You are so sensitive and loving...what a mother you are too!

Have a blessed and well-loved Mothers Day (I think that's a shoe-in!),
Ceil

Delvalina Tuanger said...

Wow, Mrs. Debbie! You touch all the Mother's heart with you glorious words. :) I believe you have showed it all through all your days.

when you said I'm Proverbs 31 lady then I can see it's just reflection of your beautiful soul as Mother.

Have a wonderful Mother's day!
Blessing to you mother.

Delvalina

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dear Debbie, what a beautiful post for Mother's Day. So heartfelt and touching.
A special prayer for every mother and presented as only you can do.

God Bless you with special memories and love this Mother's Day and beyond!!
Hugs

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So beautiful. Happy Mother's Day! xoxo

SarahGeorge said...

You brought tears to my eyes! What a blessed post you've shared, all those words so powerful and deeply touching.
Now I know why Stephanie is special! :)You are a wonderful mother!
Thanks for sharing these lovely heart warming words and poems on this very special day!
A very happy mother's day to you sweet mother

SarahGeorge said...

For the sweet Denise, who shared her comment on trying for a baby for sixteen years, please don't give up hope sweet Denise.The Lord is all powerful and still hears our prayers. He will do a miracle in your life.

Carol Z said...

Beautiful post. So glad to send you wishes for a beautiful day and so glad to have met you and your beautiful daughter.

silverfeather said...

I love how you included all mothers, Debbie! Just beautiful!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Lovely Debbie, thank you for this tribute.

Abby

Regine Karpel said...

What a blessing you are

Amy said...

Happy Mother's Day, Debbie!

This was such a beautiful post to honor all the mother's out there.

Simply Beautiful!

Blessings,
Amy

Anne Payne said...

Thank you for these precious words. Happy Mother's Day, Debbie!

Sandra Howell-Zack said...

Utterly beautiful Mothers Day thoughts. Thank you Debbie!

Sandra Howell-Zack said...

Utterly beautiful Mothers Day thoughts. Thank you Debbie!

Sandra Howell-Zack said...

Utterly beautiful Mothers Day thoughts. Thank you Debbie!

Conniecrafter said...

Love your vintage pictures :) Hope you enjoyed a wonderful day. I lost my first baby, he was still born, but then God blessed us with one daughter, so precious... My mother and mother in law have both passed on now and I wait for God to bless my daughter with a child, and may the wonderful love and care that I was given then passed to my daughter be passed to my grandchild if God so blesses that.
Wonderful words to share!

Julie Marie said...

Good morning dear Debbie... what a beautiful touching post for all of the mothers in the world... I hope your day was as special as you are... your photos are so pretty and I especially love your beautiful window in your header... xoxo Julie Marie

Valerie said...

How beautiful and touching. Just lovely.

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello Debbie,
What a lovely Mother's Day post. My mom passed away about five years ago, and I miss her around this time very much. Stephanie is my blog friend, and she is one of the sweetest ones I have. You certainly raised her well.

It's so nice to meet you, and you have a blog full of grace and beauty.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Mindy Whipple said...

What a touching and lovely post. I love how you included everyone from the adoptive mother to the mother in law!

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