Happy Mother’s Day!

I’m blessed. I have one of the best Moms. I had a pretty great Dad, too. I was one of those fortunate enough to be raised in a home with a Mom and a Dad who loved me and more importantly, loved each other. Above all, they loved God. And after reading all that, I have to add that they are both still around and they still love me, each other, and God. I don’t want to skip that part.

But if you were blessed enough to have a parent or both parents who cared for you, let them know. Call them on the phone. Go and visit them. Don’t assume that they know how much they mean to you. Tell them.

One day, we will look up from our devices and they won’t be there. Then it will be too late to visit, to call, to say the words, “Thank you” and “I love you.” I know some of you would give just about anything for the chance to tell a parent you love him or her one more time.

And if you are a parent, stay strong. You might feel like you’re totally screwing up your children, but the fact that you are still around and still trying says a lot. What your kids need to see is that you love them. What they need to see more is that you love your spouse more. And whether you’re married or a single parent, they need to see that you love God above everything and every one else. They need to see you living out your faith and not just talking about it. They need to see a faith that expresses itself in acts of love and obedience and not just church attendance.

So I want to wish all the mothers out there — whether you gave birth or adopted or fostered — a very happy and blessed Mother’s day.

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