Sunday, May 11, 2008

Brother, Sister and Mother

Matthew 3:34-25
34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!

35 Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."

Yesterday I met my Mother at her church for the annual Mother's day photo shoot. I hate going. I protest each year that rolls around and it always makes me physically sick. She knows how much I don't like going, but I do it because she is my mother and I would feel guilty not showing up. The truth be known, I feel guilty anyway because I am doing something in her honor that I don't actually have my heart in. When I search my heart to see what might be my problem, all I find is guilt.

Today will be much better. Today I'll be able to tell my mother in my own way how much love I have for her. She is an inspiration and while I don't aspire to be like her, she has and does influence my life in ways I am proud of and I'm thankful I have her for my mother over any mother I know. :) I'm also thankful that I can go to her anytime for any reason and she is always there with open arms.

Annette, a friend of mine, said that on this blogosphere we become like mothers to each other. I agree, so with that I wish you a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!


Annette said...

Dear sweet, sweet Phyllis, Thank you for the acknowledgment, I hope you have extreamly delightful mothers day with your Mom. Isnt it funny how sometimes we dont want to do certain things for them but we do them any ways? It's called "Love for our Mother's"
Hug's always Annette

Nonnie said...

have a wonderful mother's day, phyllis....hoping your picnic is beautiful, and shared with those you love!

Just Joni said...

Happy Mother's Day Phyllis!
Hope it's a day filled with love...try to make the best of the photo shoot, you'll be glad you did ;)


Karen said...

Happy Mother's Day,
I hope God was with you and your Mom on this Mother's Day.

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