I don't think I am alone in this world when I say that I love the comfort of being in my mother's presence. I feel safe, loved, acknowledged, beautiful and needed. I love celebrating mothers day. Sometimes our number one hero and fan gets taken for granted and Mother's Day is the perfect time to remind us just how much we need them in our lives. In today's post, I would like to broaden my scope of topic from my biological mom to some of the many mothers in my life and how they changed me for the better.
First, my biological mom. My favorite memories of her are not when she took us to Disney Land, Hawaii or anywhere else entertaining in the world. Mine are when I would call out to her in the dead of night and know she would come to my side without a complaint. As I got older, I would see how tired she was after a long day of taking care of my siblings and me. But selfishly, I would wake her in the dead of night when I felt sick and she would get up right away and tend to my every need. Her never-ending, selfless love and service will be my safe port in all my life's storms.
Second, my mom's missionary companion. I will refer to this amazing woman as Wilma. Wilma has three sons and would come and adore my sisters and me whenever she came over. When I got married, she flew from the other side of the States to help with my reception. I am most thankful for Wilma for her strong testimony in the gospel. Every time she visits, she always shares with us her sweet testimony. Because of this, she has helped me become stronger and more willing to share what I believe with those around me. Through her, I see Christ's love. I too want to become more like her and in so doing, become more Christ-like.
Last (but in no means less) my mother-in-law. My mom-in-law is a very hard worker. She fills her days serving those who are ill or in need of comfort. She also has high-expectations from her children and supports and loves them. Through her examples, she has raised an amazing man who not only cares deeply but is also willing to help me with whatever I need. I know that whatever she expects from her children, she is also very willing to do them herself. Currently she is serving a mission with my dad-in-law. They are great examples to those around them-especially to us, their children.
With these three stalwart women in my life, I can easily see what kind of mother I wish I can be to not only my future children but to anyone else around me who is in need of a mother's touch. A mother nurtures, sincerely cares, serves, protects, give advice, teaches, give support to others and etc. We can not only show gratitude to our mothers this month, but we can also become more like them. By following the righteous examples of women in our lives, we can grow closer unto God and become more Christ-like.
Thank you Mothers for bringing a piece of heaven on this Earth. We are literally eternally grateful for your countless hours of unconditional love and service.
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