Have you ever noticed that when you have big exciting news you look for another person to tell that will get almost as excited as you do? As I was growing up, that person has always been my mom. I knew whatever I told her good-newswise, she was going to be just as excited as I was, maybe even more! It didn’t matter whether it was getting an A on a paper in school, getting engaged to my husband, having ALL of our kids (she got excited over each and every one!) I always knew I could count on my mom to share my joy.
She was always my confidante too, listening when I needed a shoulder to cry on, understanding how I felt, and knowing what to say. She’s always been my rock; in life and in faith.
As we approach Mother’s Day, I ask you to take another look at your own mother. Not all mothers are the same; they don’t all react in the same way as mine did, but the woman who bore you and raised you is your mom and has a vested interested in everything that happens to you. I not only am I blessed to share Mother’s Day with my own mom, but I am a grandmother too so I am blessed.
There is another mother who watches over us too: Jesus’ mom. She is everyone’s mother, as Jesus made her when He said from the cross to John, “This is your mother.” He wasn’t just talking about John, but all of us, the rest of the generations. He knew we ALL need a mom in life. And even if our earthly mother wasn’t always there for us or still doesn’t understand us, or isn’t with us anymore, our heavenly mother is always near. She always understands and of course she is whispering to us what we need at the right time. She loves us so very much. She is the ultimate mother of all.
If the rosary isn’t your thing, just think about the mysteries: Each mystery of the rosary is a time when Mary walked with Jesus in His life. She walks with us the same way. Moms can’t always cure all our ills and sorrows but she is always with you. There is nothing more a mother wants to do than help her child, and most good moms know they can’t ‘cure’ what’s wrong but just being a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on is what matters the most!
So when life is exciting or getting you down, remember to “stay calm and call your mom.” She is always there for you!
Copyright 2019 Lisa Simmons