Mother’s Day Reflections

It has been fun watching the photos of mom’s appear at church. Mother’s day is a special time for all—because we all have or had moms!   For adults who also have kids it has a double meaning of remembering their own childhood while treasuring the childhoods of their kids.

Parenting is one of the toughest jobs we do. It is pretty non-stop for the first 18 or so years of a child’s life. When our oldest was born, a wise older parent (who had teens and pre-teens) said to me, “Parenting is one of life’s greatest adventures.”   For some reason, I can still picture her saying this to me at the back of the sanctuary of the church I was then serving.

There are few things that bring us more joy or sadness than our families.   May we rejoice in the love we get to share, keep our sense of humor (parenting is often very good at keeping us humble as well) and undergird what we do with prayer.

Wisdom for each joy, sorrow and surprise is ours when we connect our parenting adventure with our faith.

Grace and Peace,