During one of my business classes in college my usually detached professor lecturing on something to do with taking over the world stopped, looked at the class and simply stated- "at the end of the day you always want your Mom to be proud of you, her approval is whose you will seek first."
It stuck with me then and now because there is a heavy truth about it. There is something about a Mother's love that cannot be duplicated.
I have found motherhood provides another glimpse into God's vision of us. If God is my Father and His love for me is greater (albeit inconceivable) than my love for Henry, then why do I fret?
Today I want to take a moment to thank God for my Mom- who is my best friend and whose approval I know I have unconditionally. For Henry, the being that made me "Mom"; my love for whom there are not even words. For my Mother-In-Law and Step-Mother-In-Law who bring me another family I am so honored to be a part of. For the blessing of getting to watch my friends and others around me navigate the crazy, amazing and humbling experience of motherhood.
I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's day.