Updated: Sep 12
What do I want for Mother’s Day?
Well that’s a complicated question. Are we talking about physical gifts here? Physical gifts would be nice… flowers (peonies are my favorite), jewelry (nothing fancy please), or even a spa day (I’m too cheap to ever do this for myself, ha!).
When I really think about it though, the things that come to my mind that I would really want are the things that can’t physically be given to me. I’m getting emotional even writing this, but this Mother’s Day I want more for my kids than I do for myself. Of course I want them to come to know Jesus on their own, but beyond that I want a good relationship with my kids. I want to connect with my pre-teen on a level that says she trusts me to tell me anything. I want my son to respect me and talk to me about deeper things.
I want my younger daughter to feel loved and seen even as a middle child. I want my youngest toddler to have memories with me that mean something one day. Not that I don’t already have some of these to a degree, but things like this are what keep me up at night.
It’s so nice to be celebrated and feel loved on a special day each year, so don’t misunderstand me. I really love anything that my kids or my husband does to make me feel so appreciated. It’s just when I really think about what I want… It can’t be bought at a store. I’m not trying to be super spiritual or give a sense of bloated humility here. I just can’t think of any physical thing that’s worth more to me than the things I talked about above. What things do you truly want as a mom? What does your heart desire?
God knows us. Our motherly instincts reflect the heart of God. When He says He will give you the desires of your heart (Ps 37:4) He’s talking about the desires that He has put there. Desires that line up with the will of God.
So this Mother’s Day instead of waiting for cash and prizes, let’s ask for Holy things; things that have eternal impact. That is what I want for Mother’s Day.