Today is Mother’s Day – and it is a very special one, since it is my wife Sara’s FIRST Mother’s Day as a Mom! Now, a lot of people tease me because I put more pictures of me and Luke on my blog than I do of Sara and Luke…. Well, I could just say it’s my blog, and she can get her own blog if she wants to, but the truth is that first of all, there is an extensive approval process required for me to post pictures of Sara on my blog! Plus, many of pictures of Luke include me because Sara is a great photographer and is quicker at grabbin’ the camera. Though, I will admit, that another factor is that I do hog the kid a bit, so when we are both home, it is more common to see me with the baby than Sara since she gets him all day when I’m at work. (Unless, of course, there is a dirty diaper, then she will be more likely to be with him!)
Anyway, since it is Mother’s Day, I will risk posting a few pictures of the newest mom in our home without prior approval…..
But, it wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without also remembering the other Moms that are important to me. I have not one, not two, but THREE special Moms.My own mother went to meet Jesus on Christmas morning, 1996… so hard to believe that will be ten years this Christmas. Sara’s mother is as much my ‘Mom’ now as my mother was. But I was blessed with another Mom too…. sure, she was my Aunt, but I practically lived at her house and got as much of my love for children’s ministry as I did from my mom… forgive me as I travel down memory lane a bit….
My mom may not have had a website – but she was a huge influence in many people’s lives and especially the children she taught. She was always dressing up and didn’t care how silly she might look. The kids loved her and I was often told how lucky I was that my mom was my mom!
That’s a lot of pictures. I’ll end with this one of my mom, perhaps putting together a Mother’s Day bulletin board. Wow, I miss her bad. I sure wish she could meet little Luke, but I am so thankful for her loving and gentle example and the love of Jesus and children that she instilled in me. Luke may never get to meet his grandma, but his life will still be richer because of her patient investment in me – and may Luke not drive me as crazy as I drove my mom!
I am so thankful for my Moms…. my mother, Patti, my mother in law Patty Jo, my Aunt Linda, and now, newest to this elite club… my wife, Sara. Each has made my life so rich, so blessed, so happy, and so special… and so filled with memories that I cherish every day, but especially today.
BONUS FOR READING ONLINE: Download the Mother’s Day Video I made for the worship services today. (Let Them Be Little 32.8MB)