My Mother’s Day weekend was filled with blessings galore. On Saturday, we drove over to honor my mother. She insisted on doing the cooking and it could’ve won a blue ribbon, as always. Each visit is just a little sweeter than the last one. What a blessing to have my parents still with me.
On Sunday, my beautiful daughter and granddaughter were in church with me, which was the only gift I needed to make my day perfect.
I am blessed to be able to take Arabella with me to church quite often, and what a blessing it is to me, just watching her. If the music is already playing when we get there, it isn't unusual for her to enter the sanctuary with her hands raised or clapping. Her mommy captured this 10-second clip on Sunday, and it makes my heart sing.
Memaw and Papaw and our darling Arabella. How blessed we are.
Papaw and his precious girls.
After church, Papaw took us out to eat. We hammed it up while waiting on a table.
The day wouldn’t have been complete without a mini-photo session with cupcake. I do declare, she is the essence of cuteness!
I hope your Mother’s Day weekend was as blessed and beautiful as mine, but life isn't always sweet, is it? You don't live as long as I have without having gone through some major storms in life. Sometimes you have to deal with loss and pain and with knowing that bad things happen to good people. Just know that God will have the final say, and He keeps meticulous records. In the meantime, we keep the faith and know that God can be trusted.
There are many who weep on Mother’s Day—both mothers and children. Some children have been abandoned by their mothers, some have lost a mother to death. Then there are mothers who have buried a child, or been abandoned by a child, and women who have yet to become a mother, dealing with the heartbreak of infertility.
I know at least a dozen people who are dealing with one or more of these heartbreaks. If you find yourself in any of these places, I'm sharing here what I shared on Facebook over the weekend. This is but a portion of the 56th Psalm and I recommend reading the whole chapter. I hope you find it comforting, as I did.
Until next time, sweet friends, thanks for keeping me company here. You are a blessing.