Mother’s Day morning my husband and kids surprised me with a necklace. Then we rushed off to church where I received some tulips for my house. Next was lunch with my in-laws. We ate shrimp, fish, crab and lobster bisque! We ran home after lunch so the kids could take a nap before my family arrived to celebrate Mother’s Day with fondue! I got a sweet card from my sister-in-law, a candle from my parents, a card from my niece and some fun crafty supplies from my aunt. Not to mention all that chocolate fondue!
It was really a glorious Mother’s Day! I am beyond thankful to be a mother and for all the mothers in my life!
This morning as I recounted my Mother’s Day, I remembered an email in my inbox from World Vision. They did (are doing?) a Mother’ Day initiative that invites people like you and me to sponsor a child with no mother. All the fun stuff I mentioned above seems very trivial and even sad when thinking about a child who doesn’t have a mom!
Did you know this time last year I was in the Dominican Republic with World Vision? And I was meeting the mother of my sponsored child?
Mari Luz, her mother Maria and me
While we were there, Mari Luz’ mom wrote me a letter. She said thank you for sponsoring Mari Luz and then told me that she and her husband are both HIV positive. They had not told Mari Luz yet. It is possible that my sponsored child will one day be motherless.
But through World Vision I get to be a far away mother to her. I get to provide clothes and water and schooling for her. I get to communicate with her and tell her is lovely and loved by God. I get to align our families. I get to pray for her and in a small way lead her to Jesus.
It’s the best I can do to honor HER Mother.