I am blessed and I am thankful.
These are my thoughts about my first Mother's Day. This weekend I spent a lot of time reflecting on the past 18 months. God challenged Bryan and I very early in my pregnancy, and we learned right away what a precious gift our baby girl is. There have been some VERY hard times over the past year and a half, but I have never lost sight of how blessed I am to be Marlie's mother.
Yesterday in church our pastor focused on Proverbs 31:30. Bryan (& Marlie of course!) gave me a book for Mother's Day called The Mission of Motherhood. When I opened it last night to begin reading it, the first chapter began with Proverbs 31:30 -
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
I love that verse and I'm so glad to have come across it twice yesterday. The scripture is talking about "a wife of noble character", but I hope that as she grows up, Marlie will see that in me as her mother.
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