Point to Ponder:
What unique mom-qualities or characteristics do you possess? If you aren't a mom yet, what special attributes and strengths do you acquire as a result of your amazing mom and/or mom-influences?
A few years ago we, iGnite, celebrated Mother's Day with a beautiful pre-Mother's Day luncheon. During our time together each person had the opportunity to share a heartfelt and admirable quality or characteristic of their mom and/or mom-influences. As you would expect, it was an inspiring, emotional and endearing time together. In fact, the words in the picture above as well as the bulleted remarks below were words used to describe our moms.
She never yelled
She befriended everyone
She never met a stranger
She sacrificed so much for us
She invited strangers to meals
She taught me to live life
She was devoted to our family
She was the best hugger
She taught me to branch out and try new things
Her love for the Lord can be seen by the way she loves others
She always made me feel the best and most special
She taught me to embrace change and never get stuck in a rut
She faced adversity with a smile and taught me to find good in everyone
She taught me to surround myself with girlfriends
She wanted to be the best wife, mom and Christian
She always managed to give me one-on-one time
She doesn’t take herself seriously
She gave me my strength
She taught me to use my strengths for the greater good
She taught me the importance of helping others and volunteering
While it was easy to see and share the beautiful attributes of other moms, being able to confidently identify and claim our own remarkable mom-strengths and gifts isn't quite as easy, though it's necessary that we do.
As we lead up to Mother's Day, I certainly encourage you to be inspired and motivated by the endearing words used to describe other moms. Personally, I am in awe of "she never yelled" and can definitely aspire to have more discipline and self-control. However, I know I have other redeeming mom-gifts and strengths, and I encourage you to acknowledge and claim the amazing qualities and characteristics you uniquely possess, as they make you the exceptional mom you are!
Oh and don't forget about our Pre-Mother's Day Hip Hop, Hot Tub, Potluck & BYOB girls night out this Thursday evening, starting at 6:30 p.m. You should've received an email invite but if you didn't please let us know and we'll send another your way. And absolutely YES, we'll celebrate our moms and the amazing, exceptional and remarkable mom you are!
Be inspired and motivated by the endearing words used to describe other moms but most importantly acknowledge and claim the amazing qualities and characteristics you uniquely possess, as they make you the exceptional mom you are!