For those we call mothers– biological, adoptive, and spiritual mothers– for loving us more than we deserve, and giving us more than we can measure: I offer a flower to honor you.
For those who long to be mothers but the path of obedience thus far has not led them into marriage or motherhood: I offer a flower to honor you.
For those who risk hope month after month, waiting for God to bring you a child: I offer a flower to honor you.
For those who have held a child in your womb, or in your arms, and later committed them to God’s eternal embrace: a flower to honor you.
For those who were faithful to nurture and carry and then in love place their baby in the arms of another: a flower to honor you.
And for those who in fear and confusion, made different choices when faced with pregnancy, I offer a final flower. This flower is bright with forgiveness because two thousand years ago there was a barren place. In that barren place stood a splintered cross. And on that cross hung a Savior. This flower speaks of forgiveness, of peace, of hope, and of new beginnings.
“‘Honor you father and mother,’ which is the first commandment with a promise: ‘that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.'” Ephesians 6:2
Lord, we honor those who’ve shown love. Comfort the grieving, counsel the questioning. Let Your hand of blessing rest upon Your daughters.
An excerpt from “Pure Joy”
Thanks for reminding me of the honor of being a mom. Today my youngest is 12! Remembering fondly the joy I had when he was born. So glad he’s mine to love. Thanks for the blooms Alicia. ~ Cheri