Mother's Day is upon us. And maybe you're already making a little wish list?
I am. But's pretty short-I really just want a little basket for my cruiser bike. Something wicker and romantic. And then perhaps a nap. I'm a simple girl.
Since I happen to be a mom I kind of like Mother's Day.
Also, I happen to have a mom and several other "other moms" in my life. I love the opportunity to honor them.
But I know Mother's Day isn't always roses and candy.
For some it's really hard, painful, even unbearable.
Did you know that the woman who lobbied for Mother's Day to be added to the national calendar later lobbied to have it removed? She grew disgusted with the over commercialization of it in such a short amount of time. Although she was never a mom herself, she valued the day and pushed Congress to make it official in honor of her mother who was committed to speaking out about women's rights and world peace. This was in the early 1900's. It quickly became such a big deal that she spent the rest of her life working to get rid of it.
Interesting, isn't it?
What she had hoped would be a day to privately commemorate moms has turned into the most expensive holiday of the year.
All of that leads up to the question of the year: Since Mom's Day is always Sunday, there's a pretty good chance that a lot of us will be in church. What would make that service special to you?
Focusing on moms?
Not focusing on moms?
Funny videos of kids telling us why they love their moms?
An inspirational message that encourages women in every phase of life?
You see, I have the honor of speaking at our church this Mother's Day and I wonder what all the ladies out there really need. What would speak to your heart on this day that is loved by some and dreaded by others?