The older lady at my parents’ church shook my hand and said to me, “Happy Mother’s Day!” I responded with a smile and, “Thanks!”
I’m not a biological mom yet, but I am a nurturer of children–my students, my nephew, my friends’ kids… So I took that lady’s greeting as a compliment; she thought I looked like a mom, and I hope to be one someday soon.
So to all nurturers out there: Whether you are a biological mom or a teacher, care-giver, or just a nurturer in your own special way, keep up the hard, rewarding work of caring for the children in your life!
I’m so thankful that my Grandma Jane and my Mom both chose to be teachers, and then when they had kids, they chose to stay at home and teach and nurture their children. I hope to follow in their footsteps, so for now I’m parenting other peoples’ kids by being a teacher, a youth worker, a baby-sitter…
Don’t give up hope if you are desiring your own children; just keep on being faithful with the little lives in your care, and see who else God brings into your life! So, at the end of this Mother’s Day: Happy Mother’s Day!