What A Ride!

What A Ride!

Mother’s Day is a wonderful occasion.  It’s a time for each of us to honor and remember our mother and the huge influence she has been in our life.  And, as a mom, memories and thoughts come flooding back to us as we reflect over the years.  If we are truthful, we would say that being a mom is like being on a perpetual roller coaster.  There are those wonderful highs that each of us experience as we raise our kids and watch them achieve each milestone along the way.  There are all the “firsts” that you’ve possibly recorded in a memory book but most certainly are etched in your mind forever.  Then, realistically, there are the lows that come in the form of tears, anxiety, and even heartbreak as you watch your child go through things you’d give your life for them not to have to experience.  Sometimes the world deals them a dirty blow and other times it’s just bad decision making.  Either way, you’d take their place in a heartbeat to protect them from the lows.  And, most likely, that roller coaster ride will continue until you take your dying breath because that’s how long your love for your kids will last.  So this Mother’s Day I offer a prayer for each mom.  And the prayer I would pray is the same thing that Solomon asked of God when God told him to ask for anything he wanted.  I pray that God would give you all the wisdom and knowledge you need for the job –  wisdom for training up your children, wisdom for decision making, wisdom for advice-giving, and wisdom in knowing what to pray for over your children. God knows exactly what your children need and I pray that He imparts that to you because sometimes you should act and sometimes you should just pray. I pray that God gives you the wisdom to know the difference. May this Mother’s Day bring you joy and blessings and wonderful memories!  You deserve it all because you are a blessing!

7 On that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, “Ask! What shall I give you?” 8 And Solomon said to God: “You have shown great mercy to David my father, and have made me king in his place. 9 Now, O LORD God, let Your promise to David my father be established, for You have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. 10 Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?” 11 And God said to Solomon: “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life–but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king– 12 wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like.” 2 Chronicles 1:7-12 (NKJV)

28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: 29 “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.” Proverbs 31:28-29 (NKJV)