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A Mothers Love Never Dies

A week ago today, I celebrated my 57th birthday.  My husband took off work to spend the day with me, which was a complete surprise since he never really takes off work!  We were just hanging out talking, riding along , enjoying conversation when in a moment when nothing was really on my mind, my moms face flashed before me, and a warmth came over me that I haven’t felt since the last hug she gave me, I  felt her and I heard her say “Happy birthday baby, I love you”.  My eyes welled up with tears and my heart, although it was happy to be with my “Boo” (husband), was overwhelmed with the love and the memory of my dear sweet mother and her the adoration I always felt from her.  You must understand that she’s been dead for 10 years, and I’ve longed to feel her, to know that she was okay, and I knew in that moment!   Just before that encounter I asked the Lord to let the rain which had clouded my heart stop because It was my special day (Everyone who knows me well knows that I am lover of the sun!)  Then the sweetest thing happened again, the sun shined on me, it literally came out, and I was so thankful again to know Gods love and to feel that “He is particularly fond of me” (The Shack movies). ☺️

I’ve learned in life that we will deal with loss, pain, and deep sadness, but no matter the pain or struggle, it makes it all the more bearable when we have hope, and joy in knowing there is someone who watches over us, who orders our steps simply because we love Him enough to be faithful, and to honor His sons sacrifice with our lives by living in obedience to His word.

I’m so sure that my experience with my mom on the celebration of my birthday was a gift that I had to share it with you in hopes of encouraging someone who’s feeling down because your mom is no longer with you.  I pray that you celebrate her this Mother’s Day with joyful memories, be happy for the time you were blessed to have her in your life.  God bless you

I felt her love and it was the best gift ever!!   

Psalm 147:3. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 103:13. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

They are a Gift from God

I was returning to my car at the grocery store when I heard a woman’s voice shouting profanities. I looked to see what the commotion was all about, and to my amazement, it was a woman shouting these profanities at a little boy. It was one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. He was wiping tears away as they entered the store.

At that moment, I remembered a sermon I heard. The minister said that sometimes the problem with people who mistreat children to such a degree is, they see in the child, the face of the man or woman who is no longer in their life or who has caused them pain somehow or they hate their lives and take it out an innocent child who had nothing to do with the pain which was caused.  
A child is a gift, just ask anyone who would willingly give all they have in order to experience pregnancy, child birth or even fatherhood. Something you may be taking for granted.
If this sounds like you, pray and ask The Lord to help you to see yourself in that childs sweet little face or those eyes that wonder why you don’t like them, why you’re always angry with them, just as God our Heavenly Father loves you and looks past your faults and failures. He loves you and shows you mercy and grace, so why won’t you! If you can’t forgive that person man or that woman who mistreated you, why not ask God for the strength to change, because some things are very hard to do apart from the power of God.
There are so many good people that deserve children, who can’t have them but God allowed you to experience the joy of parenthood. Don’t fail this assignment given to you as a parent. Love them, nurture them and help make them into a wonderful human being for their future as well as your own. God loves them, and He gave them to you for a season to do great things in a world full of anger and hostility.  

What are you doing with the gift He gave to you.

Gods word says,” Suffer the little children to come unto me, for such is the kingdom of heaven”.