For me, Mother's Day is a bittersweet day. I am so thankful to have had a Mom who raised me to serve the Lord, but oh, how I miss her! I am grateful to serve the Lord with my family. It is a joy and blessing to see my children learning to trust the Lord and serve Him!
Sundays are always busy days for us, but this past Sunday was a special kind of busy! We got to spend most of the day with the dear Deaf of Callao - how precious they all are! I cried so many tears of joy on Sunday, that finally Jazmin (a 15 year old Deaf girl) finally asked me why I was crying! I tried to explain that those tears were tears of joy, but I don't know how successful I was in convincing her! One of the Sunday School classes in the Hearing Church sang a song in sign language. It was so beautiful, and just made the tears stream down my face. Then I happened to glance at Irene - she was crying too, and that just added to my own tears of happiness! Irene's grandson was one of the children signing.
The Hearing Church gave all the moms a teacup. Well, those of you who know me, know that teacup has now been converted into a coffee cup! Isn't it beautiful?
Everyone keeps asking, "So what did Matt and the kids get you for Mother's Day?" I can proudly and gratefully say, "They gave me time." They gave me that most precious of all gifts....Time. They gave me time to spend with them as a family, serving our Lord together. They gave me time to "Just be Mommy." They gave me something that can never be wrapped in a box or put into a card. They gave me precious memories of our time spent together as a family. Happy Mother's Day!