Happy Mother’s Day, to all the extraordinary moms out there! Let me just take the time to remind you… you are incredible. You are doing an amazing job, working in the most grueling industry there is:) Your children are so lucky to have you. I implore you… pat yourself on the back and sit on the couch and take in your life. No matter what stage you are in, no matter what challenge you are facing… there is joy to be found. No mom is perfect, but when you are showing up every day striving to love and serve your family with a happy heart, you are doing a good work.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I decided to do something fun. First, I do a little tribute to my own mom. She’s amazing and I want everyone to know more about her story. Then, I reached out to various husbands of guests from the show or regular listeners, and asked them to send in an audio clip telling me what makes their wife extraordinary. I love this episode. As I was compiling the messages, I had tears rolling down my face. The love and admiration they have for their wives is evident. If you are single parent, I pray that you have someone in your corner that is telling you what a great job you are doing. And if you feel like there’s no one, let ME tell you… You’re amazing. Keep going. Don’t give up. Give yourself grace on the hard days. You are extraordinary.
And if you are in a place struggling and longing to be a mom but it hasn’t happened yet, my heart goes out to you and I pray that you will feel loved today as well. I pray that you can celebrate the moms or mom figures in your own life, and also seek to be a “mom example” to children that surround you. It’s so important that whether our children our biological or not, this next generation needs us to mentor them and provide an example to them of what it means to be kind, loving, giving, and compassionate.
Happy Mother’s Day. You are extraordinary!