I used to write poems for my mother. Since they were written on special occasions and holidays, they all started out the same:
“On this very special day
There is something I want to say….”
Then I’d write about how wonderful my mother was.
Little did I know how much my heartfelt expressions meant to her until I walked in her bathroom and there in a beautiful frame was one of my poems in my little girl handwriting.
Now that I have three daughters of my own, I love the same thing – a handwritten expression from their heart to mine. There’s nothing like taking a trip to a conference far away and finding tucked away in my suitcase a little note saying, “I love you, Mom. You’re going to do great.” I’d take that over an expensive gift any day.
My girls have written stories, drawn pictures and written songs that they’ve given me. Insights into their heart. I love that they have shared that with me.
For this Mother’s Day, take a moment and sit down to write. If you are struggling in your relationship with your mom and you are having a hard time, then say something like, “Although we don’t see eye to eye on everything, I want you to know that I love you and I’m glad you’re my mom.”
Do you see her sacrifices for your family? Does she cook, clean, counsel and console? Let her know you see it and appreciate what she does.
Believe me…..your mom would LOVE to hear an expression from your heart that lets her know you love and appreciate her.
Guess what else? It’s a totally free gift! But no matter if you have nothing to give or if you have a wonderful gift that she will adore…..take a moment and write something from your heart.
“Honor…..Your Mother..” Ex 20:12