When Oklahoma Thunder forward Kevin Durant thanked the MVP of his life – his mom, tears flowed. There is nothing more special than the recognition of a mother who has supported you, cared for you, encouraged you when you were down and loved you unconditionally through all of your growing pains.
If you have your mom with you today, it is such a blessing. Even if she didn’t do everything right (and who does?), she is a big part of who you are today. I am so blessed to have a mother who is also one of my best friends. And I’m thankful because I know this isn’t the story for everyone.
As we approach Mother’s Day 2014, CHERISH YOUR MOM.
There are so many who will be sad and depressed over this weekend because their mom is no longer here to hug, laugh, and enjoy anymore. There’s an old saying, “give your mom her flowers while she’s still here.” Such good advice. You may not be able to buy the most expensive gift, a bouquet of flowers, or even a Mother’s Day card, but a simple thank you, I love you, or even I forgive you, won’t cost you a penny.
If you need to, evaluate the relationship with your mom and FORGIVE. Holding on to what she did or did not do serves on one and actually holds you in bondage. Get free this weekend. Love her where she is now, and accept that she did the best that she knew how to do at the time.
When you love on your mom this weekend, you are also loving on you. Love you enough to be free from hard feelings and unforgiveness.
If you are a mom or woman who has filled in as the role of mom, Happy Mother’s Day to you. YOU ARE A MOM WHO ROCKS!
And a BIG SHOUT OUT TO MY MOM! Jennie Orum, you are a MOM WHO ROCKS!