Hello everyone, and Happy Mother’s Day!
I’ve been trying to stick to a schedule of posting every Friday, but I decided I will be doing some “surprise” posts every now and then. This is one of those posts!
I was not nominated for this tag, however, I thought it was so fitting for Mother’s Day, I just had to do it!
Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you to participate.
2. Link back to the original post.
3. Use the original featured image.
4. Copy and paste the meaning of this tag into your post.
5. Answer the questions.
6. Nominate one or more people to participate.
7. Enjoy the rest of your month!
Now I would like to thank myself for nominating myself to do this tag. XD
You can find the original post >HERE<
I did not include the original featured image (#rebel) because I couldn’t paste it into my document and I just wanted to be careful just in case it was copyrighted.
The Meaning of this Tag:
A mother is someone who loves her child unconditionally, nourishes them, protects them always, teaches them values, disciplines them fairly, and wants the best for them. For that, we should always, ALWAYS have respect for our mothers. They are designed to bring beautiful life into this world and nurture that precious life as God created them to. Mother’s Day is about reminding your mother how much you appreciate her, but I hope this tag will perhaps remind you this month how blessed you are to have a mother at all.
Now, I don’t want anyone getting the wrong idea about this tag. Trust me, I study psychology in college currently and I know there is no perfect relationship with a parent. If you have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by your mother then you probably will not enjoy the idea of honoring her. And you know what? There is nothing wrong with how you feel. She hurt you, and that hurt may never go away depending on how severe it was. Your mother may be an addict, a narcissist, an abuser, a cheater, a liar…the list goes on and on. I am blessed to have the mother I have, because I think of her as pretty close to perfect, but many are not as blessed as I have been.
However, (I know, that’s never a fun word to hear), we are called to honor our mothers. For me, that’s easy. My mother is my best friend and is the most amazing person in existence besides Jesus in my mind. Honoring her is the least I can do for everything she has been through, everything she has sacrificed, and everything she does daily to be the incredible person and mother she is.
But, like I said before, many don’t feel that way about their mothers and the last thing they may want to do is call their mom, send her a card, or give her a present for simply giving birth to them. (Trust me, I have a step-mother and two grandmothers I don’t speak to). So…how does one honor their mother in that case?
Pray for her. What she did or didn’t do in childhood has many ramifications, many of which you may live daily, and exposing yourself to her abuse for the sake of Mother’s Day is not a good idea and I don’t encourage it. What I have learned from dealing with other family members is that it’s okay to love and honor someone from afar. It’s better to learn to love and forgive someone from a distance than to hate and hurt up close. Don’t be ashamed for doing that. Honoring someone does not mean letting them hurt you anymore. Just say, “Thank you for being in my life as God willed it, I forgive you for what you’ve done, but I am going to love you and honor you from a safe distance.”
May I share some words of encouragement? I know it may make this tag a bit long, but I feel like there’s someone that needs to hear this:
• Your mother wasn’t kind to you, but that does not mean you are not worthy of kindness.
• Your mother wasn’t there for you, but that does not mean no one ever will be.
• Your mother abused you, but that does not mean you deserved it.
• Your mother lies, but that does not mean you don’t know the truth.
• Your mother manipulates, but that does not mean you can’t get control back in your life.
• Your mother loved you as she was capable of loving you, but God loves you unconditionally and will give you the love she was unable to give.
Honor your mother, whether it’s through a simple prayer or a sweet gift on Mother’s Day. If you can’t do it for her, do it for you. And, if you believe in Him, do it for Him.
1. What is your relationship like with your birth mother, if anything at all?
My mom and I sometimes bicker and fight (mainly because I’m a miniature of her XD), but she is always there for me no matter what. She sacrifices her time and happiness to provide for her family without a second thought. I’m so thankful to have such a loving mother! ❤
2. What is one thing you would change about your birth mother if you could? What is one thing you wouldn’t change?
One thing I would change about my mom would be how much she sacrifices for us. I appreciate her sacrifices so much, but I wish she had more time to herself where she could go see her friends, treat herself, and just relax.
3. Who do you celebrate on Mother’s Day (your mother, step-mother, grandmother, aunt, etc.)?
I celebrate my grandmothers on both sides of my family, and my mother.
4. What was the most valuable thing she taught you?
Man, my mom has taught me so many valuable things! Out of them all I think the most valuable have been to love Jesus above everyone and everything else, to treat my body with kindness because I am God’s temple, and to strive for my dreams and be the best I can be! Oh and to make sure she has the best nursing home when she gets older. XD
5. What is one thing she does (did) that you would never do?
In the medical field she deals with all kinds of messy and gory scenes that I DEFINITELY couldn’t handle!
6. How do you honor her on Mother’s Day?
I make her a gift, usually make her breakfast (depending on time), go to church with her, and spend as much time with her as possible!
7. How has your relationship with her impacted the person/parent you are today?
My mom has definitely shaped me into being a kinder person and has helped me to strive to reflect God’s love and be a light to others. My mom is an incredible role model for me and I’m so thankful for her!
Anyone else who wants to do this tag is welcome! Send me a link in the comments if you do! I’d love to check it out!
Tell your mothers thank you for everything they do and sacrifice every day!