Saturday, May 10, 2014
Mother's Day Without Mom
My Mom and I didn't always get along. I was a good kid and didn't really get into much trouble, but as an adult we drifted in some of our political and theological beliefs. She was supportive of my work in ministry and loved to hear me talk about the things I was working on. She loved that I found leadership important and saw when bad leadership by others bothered me. And she was encouraging.
On Sunday, I will be attempting to lead worship on Mother's Day. I know I will get through it. I count myself among the numerous people who find Mother's Day difficult, but I am going to celebrate. I have a wonderful church family full of Mothers. I have a wonderful Mother-in-law. My wife is an awesome Mother to our two kids. We will all honor moms together because Jesus Christ made it possible for us to reunite again.