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"Today, it's all about YOU!"

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Even before I was a 'mom' I realized some things... the need for 'mothering' and being 'mothered' is not bound by time, age, distance, or circumstance. I also know that 'mothering' has not as much to do with giving birth, or even biology, as it has to do with:

~ nurturing
~ encouraging (helping and supporting someone in finding the courage within themselves to be exactly who God is calling them to be)
~ loving - especially when it really doesn't make any sense
~ praying
~ sacrificing
~ challenging and being challenged
~ stretching beyond what you imagine your limitations to be
~ rising above (especially above your 'self')
~ allowing yourself opportunities to dance, play and celebrate even when you can't hear the music, don't feel you have the time, and weren't invited to the party

...and so many of you have been an instrumental and 'mothering' influence in my life here at Spark People.

My daughter owes each of you a debt of gratitude because I am more the mother she deserves simply because I am blessed to share this journey with each of YOU.

Thank you, and "Happy Mother's Day!"

...Because sometimes we all need to re-mother ourselves and each other (so often this SparkJourney is about this exactly)... and because I have a teenager, LOL...

...Because sometimes the relationships we need and value the most can also be the most complicated...

...For all of those for whom today is laced with longing...

...and for all of us, no matter what...

THANK YOU to all of you for being here, and for being such an inspiration and encouragement to me!

I hope your day is a small reprieve from the inevitable challenges inherent in living fully and being authentically human!

May today be all you need it to be. May an all abiding peace fill your thoughts, rule in your dreams tonight, and conquer all your fears. May joy manifest itself today in ways you have never experienced. May your desires be fulfilled, your dreams be closer, and your cares be lifted. May your territory be enlarged and fulfillment just one step closer.

FOR NOW AND ALWAYS, MAY GOD ABUNDANTLY BLESS YOU, and those you love, in every way that you require. May he hold you gently in the palm of his hand in a very personal way, and may you rest in the fullness of his love, his grace, his strength, his wisdom, his rescue, his redemption, his healing, his inspiration, his restoration and his mercy as you require it! May you carry in your heart an extra special awareness of God's great love for you; and as the Apostles grow in their own sense of ministry and joy in the risen Lord, may you too grow into the gift of your life, and may you see his miracles all around you. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Amen!

...Now go out and dance, play and celebrate!

{{{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}}}

Mothering moments past:

Dance, Play Celebrate... YOU!

Beauty Defined

'Just' Mothering

Are you my mother?

Sisterhood of 'Out of Sorts'

Women Who Run With Wolves

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