Okay, it's almost Mother's Day and that can be a tough time for those who are experiencing Mother's Day for the first time without their moms' presence on this earth. I've been reading your posts and they are beautifully written poems and sentiments. It's brought joy and sadness all the same wrapped up in a box that tears at my heart.
You see, as some of those who follow my blogs have read, my mom is still alive and well...at least she's physically present and I'm ever so fortunate and blessed by that fact. In fact, God continues to bless us through her amazing prayers, although the beast of dementia claws away at her mental capacities. During our lucid conversations we often reflect back to those "good old days" and the experiences and joys we've shared. Often those times include memories of church.
A song came on the radio recently that had me reminiscing of those past days. This melodic song spoke of going to church as a reflection. It literally thrust me back to the days of my youth when my parents and other families started a brand new church. I flashed back to tent revivals in the parking lot, baptisms in the small baptistry, the church choir with our director waving his arms with great vigor, the hell fire and brimstone preaching, the continual re-dedications after each service while the invitation hymn was played and all the amazing memories that have made me who I am. You see, regardless of what happens in my life, my senseless actions as a young adult or my hopefully maturity as a grown woman, I actually hunger and thirst to be in church. That was planted long ago.
So, this Mother's Day, I am giving a shout out to all those moms who raised kids "back in the day" and for products of that legacy who are raising or who have tried their best to raise kids in the same fashion. None of us as moms are perfect, but as long as we lift up our concerns and keep on, keepin' on for the cause of Jesus Christ, we'll once again be going home, and goin' to church with Jesus singing in the heavenly choir!
Happy Mother's Day!