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Mother's Day - Honoring a mother's love

I do not believe there is a stronger, more unconditional love than a mother's heart.
I saw a touching 'you tube' video  that so clearly depicts this. 
An orangutan mother gives no thought to the fact 
the objects of her love are going to grow up to be her arch enemies. 
 All she knows is that she loves.  

A mother's love is the first love we experience - and if it is lacking, the result is life-long trauma. 
I am blessed to still have both my parents at 92 and 93
 - in good health, living independently of any outside help. 

How easy it is to take a mother's love for granted when she has just always been there! 
My mother's  life was built around her children, nothing ever took precedence.  
She spent her days working -cleaning, gardening, cooking, sewing - whatever she could do
to make her home a secure and safe place for her family.
When her children were grown, she continued to be ever available
 to babysit her grandchildren, and is now a great grandmother. 

One of my fondest memories of my mother is the day I came home from school
 to find a new outfit lying on my bed.  
I had been begging for a long time to have an ''all the rage in teen fashion'' jumper
 that was fitted with a mermaid flare at the bottom.
I knew Mom had sacrificed something else to scrape together the money
to order this garment from the Sears catalog.
 It was, to me, an expression of her love that lasted much longer
 than the jumper that was soon out of style. 

I know that most often we are told to think of God in terms of 'Father-love',
 yet God, to emphasize the depth of His love, 
says that even a mother's love cannot compare to the love that He has for His children.

"Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? 
Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you!"  
Isaiah 49:15


  1. Wow is all I can say; you are indeed blessed to still have both parents. Enjoy your day with the women in your life!

  2. Julie, you have written a beautiful post for Mother's Day. I agree that your Mom has always been all about her family. That's a neat story about her ordering you a jumper. What a great memory for you. Happy Mother's Day.

  3. What a beautiful tribute to your mother! I hope my children will have this kind of memories about me long after I leave this world!

  4. Sweet post! How wonderful that your parents are still around.


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