Mother’s Day Message - She Glorifies the Lord
“Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” And Mary said: "My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant…” (Luke 1: 45-48a)
Gospelcity.com Mother’s Day Message
At fourteen, I had my fair share of problems. Yes, I dealt with acne, boys and making peace with my raging adolescent hormones. One minute I would be sweet and yet the next ready to knock someone’s head off. I see this often with kids in that age group and wonder how my grandparents and other adults assigned to care for me allowed me to live. But there was one problem I did not have …
I had two friends, Cherry and Bee* (*not their real names) and both were the kindest girls to me. You wouldn’t meet three young women more different than night and day and I suppose, Sunday afternoons. Our friendships were restricted to high school lunchtime conversations and afterschool walks home. Interestingly, Cherry and Bee didn’t really know one another but they had a lot in common; the friendship with me being one of those things and motherhood being the other.
Cherry had her daughter at fourteen and named me the godmother, which in hindsight was a testament to her youth and immaturity. How would I, at fourteen, be able to take care of her child should anything happen to her? Let’s face it; I was to be the gift giving godmother. Thank God, Cherry lived to raise her daughter, a daughter who would eventually become a teen mother of a daughter who would become a teen mother. By the time Cherry was in her early forties, she was a great-grandmother.
On the other hand, Bee, who hid her pregnancy for months from her mother and family, gave birth to a daughter with all of the intentions in the world of giving her up for adoption. That was squashed by two events: A call from an elderly aunt who told her to keep the little girl and the occasion of seeing and holding her baby, a practice generally not advocated by social workers but in this case allowed by God’s sovereign hand.
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