Today is Mothers’ Day in the UK and I am reflecting on the wonderful privilege of being a mother. Contrary to what our culture tells us, it is one of the highest callings in the world. I am so thankful that God gave me two daughters and I have learned so much through trying to parent them in a way which honours God and helps them grow up to love and honour Him too.
I often remember a teacher at school used to say that it wasn’t fair that the students who came first in an examination also got a prize for it – they had already got their reward through coming first. I must confess that I feel the same way about Mothers’ Day – why should I get presents for it when I have already been giving the amazing privilege of being a mother?
Thank-you, Gemma and Claire-Lise, for making me a mother and teaching me so much in the process!