A Letter for Mother's Day
This is what you can do for your mom this Mother's Day.
For my mother, Carol Volk...without whom I would have been so much less...
Without you, I might never have known how to laugh…to nurture…to grow.
Without you, I might never have known how a mother’s hand can heal the hurt – can bind the wounded.
Without you, I might never have given a second thought to opening my eyes to the broken and needy, hungry not just for food, but compassion.
Without you, I might have lived all my life without learning that forgiveness is a soothing blanket that warms the coldest heart.
Without you, it is possible that I would have missed out on the utter joy that silliness with children can bring – or how their laughter is a beautiful song that fills the house with music.
Without you, I could have possibly been drawn in to a disposable life, ready to run at every hardship – I might have sunk slowly into selfishness.
But God knew I needed to be taught how to love – how to give – how to serve.
He knew I needed to learn the fulfillment that comes from bringing joy to someone else.
He knew that I would learn sacrifice best by watching a sacrificial life.
He knew the best way to establish my marriage and family, would be to set my roots deep into the soil of a soul who could show me that commitment, while not easy, is the foundation that generations are built upon.
In His wisdom, He determined I would best flourish under protection and acceptance, hope and laughter.
So, Divine Providence settled me into your arms, under your wing, and in your heart – so that I could learn Him – through you.
Out of His great love for me, He, Himself, determined that I would not have to live without you.
And for that most precious gift – I will be forever grateful.
Happy Mother's Day Mom. I love you.