For Mothers. Be Encouraged!

I invite you to read this beautiful Mother’s Day “month” message from Bernadine, for Women Walking with Jesus. Grab a tissue!

 

Woman walking cross country and trail in autumn forestBy Bernadine McIntosh

Someone had hurt me. Broken a promise made to me with no apology and no explanation. I was devastated, so I did what I always did when I was hurting. I ran to the safe place called Mommy, laid my head on her shoulder and cried out my hurt.

Proverbs 31:26 (NKJV) She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

She offered words of wisdom and comfort to me, her overgrown, almost college graduate baby. Later, that promise that was broken, she somehow found a way to make it right. That’s what she always, tried to do heal my hurts and mend my brokenness while gently pointing me to the one who never disappoints, Jesus Christ.

My mother has been at her heavenly address for almost eight years now. Still, no matter what’s going on in my life I remember her words of wisdom, encouragement, instruction and advice. I also remember her unconditional love for me, even on the days I was as prickly as a porcupine and only a mother would risk getting close.

So although I’m not a mother, I know a little something about mothers. I know the sacrifices you make, the never ending support you offer and the unconditional love you give every single day, expecting nothing in return.

Hence, today as a motherless daughter I would like to say to mothers, whatever stage of motherhood you’re in.

You are loved! You are appreciated! You are needed!

Your words of wisdom and advice do not fall on deaf ears, even though it often seems that way.

Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV) Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Continue to do what you do best even when it doesn’t feel as if you’re getting through to those sometimes troublesome little ones, the know it all teenagers and even the adult children who sometimes need a reminder that you’ve walked this road before and just maybe have a few more answers than they may think. The Bible simply tells you to do the training. God will do his part.

Don’t get tired as you walk with Jesus, and train your children to do the same. If you haven’t yet, one day you’ll hear them say “Mommy, I appreciate all that you’ve taught me and all the sacrifices you’ve made throughout the years. I’m grateful that God blessed me with a mother as wonderful as you.” My mom heard variations of those words from me many times before she went home to be with Jesus.

Since I began this post talking about my mother, I’ll end it in her trade mark parting words, mothers, be encouraged, God loves you!

Happy Mothers’ Month Mothers!

bmpicBernadine McIntosh is a child of God, born and raised in a small town in the Bahamas.  She’s a quietly opinionated bookworm who loves family, friends, coffee, laughter and Jesus, just not necessarily in that order. You can often find Bernadine curled up in her favorite chair reading a book or writing in one. She is a work in progress whose desire is to live a life that honors God and to tell others of His love for them.  Please connect with Bernadine at her blog: Trusting Him with Today.

10 Responses to For Mothers. Be Encouraged!

  1. Bernadine, this is just absolutely preciously sweet! Thank you for sharing a part of your Mother with us and your heart for her, and your heart for Moms. You bless me! Love you.

  2. I am so grateful for the legacy your mother passed on to you. She instilled in you some of the finer attributes of walking with Jesus ~ and all this in the embrace of her loving arms. Thank you for sharing her with us.

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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