I recently spent the morning working on my flower beds in the front and back of my home. My mother taught me to love flowers and how to nourish them. She is in heaven now. She was in an orphanage as a small child.
I think much of who I am today is because of my mother and her ability to be an overcomer. She loved Jesus, and my dad, and me. I knew her love in so many ways.
As time went on I also became a mother not only to my 2 children (both girls), but also to over 200 other young women who were pregnant and needed a place to live. At times it was very hard and at other times very glorious.
One of the things that was very much a part of my life, was taking the young women to the hospital, usually at night, and staying by their bedsides while they gave birth.
Sometimes we were there for hours and hours. I decided to try needle point and the picture you see above is a picture of the pillow as a result of my hours of loving and waiting.
Today that pillow is in a chair in my bedroom where I can look at it each morning and pray for all the young women God gave me.
The pillow is worn and even has spots on it, but it is a great treasure to me.
I pray for all of you whether you are a mother or not, that you will know and treasure those precious moments when your job is to support, pray, and be there for someone who needs your love and presence.
Happy Mother’s Day!