Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day Thought

My mother and I visited La Jolla last weekend, and walked along the bluffs. Click on the picture and you will smell the flowers and feel the spray of the ocean!


My mother sent this to me...and I'm sending it to you. I hope it encourages you, as mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and anyone who cares for loved ones.

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A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life. She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother. She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband and children would make a difference. At times she got discouraged because so much of what she did seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated.

It was during these moment of questioning that she heard the still, small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart.

You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called you to be. Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye but I notice. Most of what you give is done without remuneration. But I am your reward.

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24

-Excerpt from Roy Lessin, DaySpring co-founder and writer

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My mother and I, after tennis in La Jolla last weekend. More about our trip will be coming soon...


Karen said...

Great pictures! Hope you enjoy a wonderful Mother's Day!

Willow said...

Cherish each moment spent with your mom!

I hope all the broken parts are getting fixed--when it rains, it pours.

Glenda said...

I really like the Roy Lessin article; it's so true!

How wonderful that your mom is able to play tennis with you! That's a great gift!