Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Coming home from church this Mother's Day, Marshal driving, all together, children in the back seat. As we sat at the table, Marshal looked pointedly at Gabe, and then pointedly at Lydia, declaring to me, "You're a mother!" It's fun to state the obvious as if its an outstanding new realization. Marshal likes to do that, and it always gives me pause and a smile, whether its the statement, "You're married!" or "You're a mom!" I say, "Yes" with a smile, but frequently think, "Wow!" After a decade of being a single young woman, I knew I wouldn't take having a loving spouse or children for granted. They are truly a gift from the Lord. Not a gift earned or deserved. Just a free gift. I knew that if I never received these gifts, my life could still be full and complete....but "Wow!"

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