Saturday, May 10, 2014
What a wonderful expression when you have a child who loves you. Part of that means you were as good a mother as you could be. When my son got older, our relationship was such that he would still come to me with problems. I would always preference my response with who would you like to hear from first; your mother, a nurse or a friend because each of us would give you a different answer. His response- all of them mom. I lost this special young man almost 3 years ago now in a car wreck and the pain still surfaces as if yesterday. It will always I am sure especially on Mother's Day and his birthday.
This week, however, I was reminded by a spark friend from here who had the distinct pleasure of meeting in person and sharing an evening with she and her hubby when in Louisiana. We still maintain contact. She stated in a posting on FB, she got tired of people always complaining about what they don't have or bemoaning woes. She said that she now says to them, stop and give me 5. Five positives, you should be able to find 5.
1_ I got up this morning under my own power and dressed
2- I came downs stairs to an adequately filled refrigerator.
3- I was able to prepare my own meal.
4. I had electric bill paid
5- I praised the Lord for the Mother's day card that I got from a younger friend.
See how easy that is.
As a nurse 30 years of my 40 years, I was primarily dealing with needs of children. I was a case coordinator for children who had or were at risk for developmental issues. I had the privilege of holding and loving many children. I had the privilege of being a confidant and counselor to parents. I have many, many children.
I could choose to sit in a pool of grief or as I always told my son, move forward with life. Learn and grow from all the experiences as life is short and blessings are many.
If your grief, complaints, friends, etc let you down. Remember to talk with Him. Let Him help you develop a plan for living and being healthy. It is all in His word.
Be a happy Mother. Love those who come into your path for counsel. Be healthy and able because you next life lesson may be the one that you would not want to miss.