Happy Mother’s Day!

We are so grateful for the blessing Mom is in our lives. She has truly poured out herself “a living sacrifice” (Romans 12:1) on our behalf. Although the years of raising us children were long and sometimes difficult, she is now reaping rewards through the fruit of our walk with the Lord Jesus and how we live our lives.

Romans 12:1: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Mom does this daily. She delights in growing and strengthening her walk with the Lord by spending time in God’s Word, prayer, and memorization; she helps my grandparents; she is an incredible Titus 2 homemaker; she blesses Dad in whatever ways she can; she grocery shops for three households every week; she keeps our family calendar updated; she is an awesome planner; she delights in the Titus2 ministry; she faithfully prays for many people; she encourages ladies in the vein of Titus 2; she loves her family; and I’ll stop there.

Happy Mother’s Day to an incredible Mom! We can honestly rise up and call Mom blessed, as Proverbs 31 describes a woman who fears the Lord. In addition, a special Happy Mother’s Day to my two very pregnant sister-in-laws.

A special hug to those who have lost a child. Mrs. Deana, I think of you, losing your only son about a year ago. How my heart aches with yours. I think of three families who have lost babies in the past few months. Amy E.’s testimony was featured in this month’s May Corner, which if you haven’t read it, please do so. It is a powerful, moving testimony of the Lord’s faithfulness.

My heart aches for the wives who have never been able to bear a child and who desire for their empty arms to be filled. May you be like Hannah, who cried out to the Lord. “For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him.” 1 Samuel 1:27


12 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day!”

  1. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Maxwell Mom’s, and remember our Mom’s who have already seen the face of Jesus.

  2. We celebrate Mother’s Day in March here in the UK, though I agree that mothers are truly a blessing. As a mother myself my children always do their best to make Mother’s day (every day in fact!) a special time for me.

    The hardest part of Mother’s day for me is now my dearest Grandmother is not longer with us. Over the last few years Grandparents day has been pushed commercially here in the UK, though I always included my Grandmother on Mother’s day – after all she was a Mother, she was a GrandMother! I dearly loved her and miss her every single day.

    Do you celebrate Grandparents Day in the US? Or do you include your Grandparents on Mother’s day?
    We include Teri’s parents on Mother’s day.

  3. What a thoughtful and kind Mothers Day tribute! And thank you for remembering childless wives (I am one). Thankfully, after almost 30 years of marriage, Mothers Day no longer holds the angst it did when I was in my early 30s. This is God’s will, and I rejoice in it. I also make of point of having many children in my life (I am a preschool teacher), and just received homemade cards from two of the most special of them. Life is good!

    I’m sure that the fact that your grandmothers weren’t mentioned was simply an oversight? Cherish them for what they have been to you and to your parents. I still miss my grandmother, but the years have replaced the grief with sweet memories and and a growing gratitude.

    I truly believe that God made mothers as His most perfect example of the depth of His love for us. How lucky we are to be given a hint of that here on Earth!

  4. What a wonderful mother you are blessed with! i am in awe of the high calling God has for wives. And its a challenging journey. It seems your mother has come thru some of the hardest days of motherhood with victory!

  5. Oh Sarah, thank you so much!!!!

    Someone blessed us today. We were at home relaxing and the doorbell rang. My husband answered it to find a bouquet of pink and white flowers, a card, and a bag of truffles. The card was a “From your son” type and was signed with our son’s name. Such a blessing that was!

    Praying for you and your family! (((hug))))

  6. Dear Sarah,
    it really touched my heart when I read your post on mothers day. You did not forget those women who lost a baby or never had one (also in the Moody book 1). I am married for 5 years now and still waiting… and praying – encouraged by many women of the Bible like -as you mentioned- Hannah. But still… it`s sad sometimes…
    It is so nice when someone really feels with those women and expresses it to them as you did. Thank you!!

  7. Happy Mother’s Day, Mrs. Maxwell! You’re such an encourager, and it’s so nice to know that you personally have struggled with some things that other mothers struggle with. God has been using your ups and downs for the good of others.

    That was sweet, Sarah, to include moms who have lost a child or are currently barren. And such a lovely tribute to your own mother.

    God bless! Rebecca K.

  8. Thank you, Mrs. Maxwell, for all that you have given to help others. You have been such an inspiration to me for so many years, and continue to be. I pray for you and your family, and hope that I can bless you and others in the same way you have done for me. (Thank you Sarah for posting such a sweet tribute to your Mother!)

    In Christ,
    Diane in Missouri

  9. Thank you so much for this touching, encouraging post!
    Before the Lord gave my husband and I a heart for children, we were seriously considering the procedure that would prevent us from having anymore blessings. The date for my husband’s appointment came, and as a result of my mothers godly, earnest advice, we did not go through with it. The next year we joyfully welcomed our second daughter into our family. We named her for both grandmothers, my mother-in-law’s name first. We were quite amazed to find she had the same dimples, similar coloring, even grasped her hands together in the same manner as her namesake.
    No one but the Lord knew that later that same year my husband’s mother would have her body ravaged by cancer and pass away. In the time since then he looks at his little daughter and is so comforted. My husband and I shudder to think of how close we came to preventing this precious blessing into all of our lives.
    We heard the Lords gentle rebuke and since then, we have received another sweet little girl and if it is His will, another boy or girl is to come this November. God is so good and greatly to be praised, I pray that people would just learn to trust Him.

  10. A belated Happy Mother’s Day to you, Teri! Your desire to serve God and your family has greatly blessed and encouraged me.

    Sarah, thanks for posting such a sweet M. Day message!

    We are praying for Melanie and Anna Marie as their due dates approach!

    With love from New Jersey

    The K Family

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