When your Mothers Day is not so happy

I will just flat out say it right here.

My Mothers Day sucked. I mean really sucked. I watched all these wonderful posts on facebook and instagram and how great everyone else’s was… and then there was me. Now I know I am not the only one who had a crappy Mothers Day. I know there are others. We are not alone. I just have no trouble saying it out loud.

No gift. No special time spent together. One card. One. And I am thankful for that one. But am not feeling much love here.

But…my family is lucky I love God more than them. My life is not set on how much they buy for me or how much time they spend with me.

They will know my disappointment. They will know my heartbreak.

But it won’t be my whole purpose in life.

I studied the Proverbs 31 woman recently. Love how God reminds us of our priorities.  Our family matters. The respect for our husband matters. But verse 30 says it all.

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30 NIV

All those things don’t matter if you are not putting God first. The house cleaning. The grocery shopping. The running the kids here and there. The cooking of many meals. The laundry. Piles and piles of laundry.

What are you doing to put God first??

Mornings are my time. My brain is less fuzzy. It’s quiet. Dogs are fed. I can focus on God now. Pray. Listen to what He is telling me. Making sure Satan doesn’t have a hold on my thoughts for the day.

So that in the midst of a crappy Mothers Day — I know what’s important.

 

 

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