they are worth it


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!



Anne Pierson is the Director of Ministry Services for Loving and Caring, Inc., a national ministry whose mission is to provide resources, training, and encouragement to life-affirming people and organizations.

One Response

  1. Alice Murchie says:

    Hi Anne
    It has been a long time since we have contacted you.
    Just reading your above Mothers Day message. I was taken back when reading your mom was in an orphanage. My mother was also in an orphanage. She was the most Godly woman and made sure all 10 of us attended church every Sunday. Jesus was her best friend and I know He is yours also. Have prayed for you often and wrote out a check in December. Never mailed it! Life became tough. Am still trustingGod . Hope to come see Jesus at Sights andSounds in August. We thank our Lord for your perseverance with spreading the Gospel……luv u

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