This is a month of Mother’s Day, blooming flowers, and soon to be brides are finalizing their wedding plans for their “June” weddings.
With the recent crisis with the virus, it may seem that these things are going to be hard to celebrate. Maybe with the virus they are unable to visit their mothers that are in the hospital or nursing home, or visit with them at home.
For the soon to be bride, they don’t see things getting better before they are able to have their big “wedding” day. Many decisions they have to make. Do they continue to plan or do they need to call it off? Will they be able to celebrate it with their families or will they face this day alone?
There are some mothers who have been waiting so long to see their child graduate this year and receive their diplomas from high school or kindergarten, and their hearts are stricken with sadness that this day will not come as they had imagined.
There are some mothers out there that are putting their lives in danger every day to put food on the table for their families and some even wondering if it is enough. Mothers that do so much for so many. Over worked and underappreciated mothers who have given up their lives and dreams to see their children, their families succeed in life. Even though mothers do not always get it right they carry unseen burdens that sometimes a little action of love can bring such great relief.
Sometimes in a marriage whether it be a mother or a father, this can be a struggle to remember all the positions and roles that each person participates in and how they are affected by what is going on in the world. When you take a person for granted, you tend to lose focus on what is important and it can take a toll on any relationship, especially a marriage.
Be an encouragement to your spouse. You may be surprised how much it can change a person. Sometimes it just takes a simple thank you. Sometimes it takes a simple, you look beautiful today. Sometimes it just takes holding them for an extra minute just because you missed them. Sometimes it just takes a simple ‘you are doing a great job.’ Sometimes it takes you taking a couple minutes out of your day to pray for them a little extra, because God does know exactly what they need.
Why should you do these things? Because it is in these simple things that brings great pleasure, uplifts, breaks walls, and can bring another stitch into the bond that you share with your spouse.
Instead of just going out and getting your mother or the mother of your children a gift, include taking time out to do the simple things. Make it personal and let them know just how much you love them, appreciate them, and how much they are noticed for the little things that they do, and you may be surprised on the affect that this can give and do for that special person that is called mom.
Proverbs 13:7 The Message (MSG) 7 A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life.