Monday again... I have the house to myself with little Greg, and it's back to the daily grind! With some gratitude actually... my laundry basket was about to burst at its seams!
We had a good week- end. It was quite a busy one, what with Mothers Day and Zachy's birthday.
Mothers Day went by without much fanfare though. We didn't do very much, just had a simple lunch at my mom's place like we do every single Sunday! :) Somemore she had to do the washing up... poor Mommy!
Me? I got a lovely card from Kimmie, all on her own steam, no need for reminding from Papa this year.
As a mommy I really understand now that all a mommy needs truly is her children's love and respect.... presents and all that... just the trimmings thats all. :) Which is why the Bible says:
"Children, honour your father and your mother so that you may live long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you."
And I'm so very glad that the Bible asks children to honour their parents without qualifications. It doesn't say "honour your parents only if they are good, only if they are wise, only if they are capable, only if they are skilful, only if they are not weak, only if they are DESERVING of that honour".
As a parent now, I'm all too aware of my humaness, of my weakness, and of my imperfections. I'm a flesh and blood Mommy, i'm not God. I cannot be perfect, I cannot be without my failings, I cannot be without my weakness. But despite all that, I do want my children to love and respect me, and to always speak with that love and respect to me and about me.
And so.... going with the Golden Rule... Do unto others and blah blah blah, I'm learning everyday to speak with love and respect to my parents regardless of whether I think they are deserving or not... only because the God I love and strive to obey asks me to, because one day down the road, I want my children to do the same. And hey... I KNOW for a fact, that despite all their weaknesses, my parents love the stuffing out of me! :) They deserve my love and respect just simply because of that. It's not always the easiest, but we try...we try!!
So, Happy Mommys' Day to my Mommy... and to all the Mommies out there, I hope you and yours will always be surrounded by His love!