Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day ~ Two ways

"The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands.
The foolish one tears hers down."
Proverbs 14:1

The above verse is my choice for Mothers Day.
There is much to being a mother, it's not just a word, neither is it giving birth.
It is the nurturing of your off spring.
It is the guiding by example,  to maturity, and beyond. 

 My own four grown children. Femia (rear), Peter (front left) ,
                                                 Daniella (front right) and Lee-Joel (rear).

Today I am still way away from home.
I am with one of my children who is going through a hard time.

It makes you think....
And in those thoughts I have reasoned that Mothers Day is a two way commitment.

So I returned all of my good wishes sent from my absent children with a blessing, that they also have, a treasured day.
On Mothers Day we think of our mother.
We send greetings and a gift if unable to be with them.
Or we have a family gathering, with mothers being shown appreciation if we are able to visit.

Yet as a Mother, this day can also be one where we rejoice in the fact that God blessed us with a child/children.  
We can reach out and share and give to our children as well as them reaching out in love to us.

How many parents are estranged from children?

Today is the day, when there can be a reconciliation.
Parent can contact child.

Swollowing pride may bring healing?
It may not???  yet is shown.
To phone them and say, 'Happy Mothers Day'  from me to you..
I am proud to be your mother and wanted to tell you so..
I Love You...
Can mend many wounds.


  1. My prayers are with you and yours, Crystal.

  2. I just stopped by to wish you a nice Mother's Day.

    Your children - young adults - are beautiful.

    I am so glad you are able to be with the one who needs you now.

    Miss you.

  3. Happy Mother's Day!!

    Praying things are ok. What a beautiful picture of your family! Gorgeous kids!

    Hugs and many prayers,

  4. Dear Crystal Mary,
    I come to you this day to wish you,
    (((HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!)))
    I hope you have a wonderful day with all those you love, including your children, your family, and all most beloved ones for you, Crystal. I hope your day is filled with joy, blessings and above all, love. Will you see your dear mom, Crystal?? How is she doing, dear??
    I think of you very often, Crystal.
    I miss you so dearly!!
    Io ti voglio molto benne, ciara bella donna.
    God bless you all, Crystal!!
    In God's Garden,
    Poet Starry Dawn.

  5. Oh!! I may see you have gorgeous children, sweet Crystal. Thank you for sharing your picture with the world!! God may bless you all!!
    Happy Mother's Day, Crystal!!
    I miss you very much, dear friend.
    Love always to you from Poet Starry.

  6. I hope you have a happy Mother's Day Crystal! I hope that circumstances will allow you to come home soon too!

  7. Lifting you up in prayer and wishing you a Happy Mother's day.

  8. Being with our kids when they are going through hard times is such a special thing. Praying for encouragement for both of you.


  9. love this photo. And you're a great mom...being there to help one of your kids get through a tough time. I hope it resolves quickly and in a good way. Happy Mother's Day to you....the best.

  10. You have beautiful children. Every day should be Mother's Day.

  11. I hope there are some parents out there who read what you wrote and take it to heart. We know some personally who are estranged from their children. What a sad thing that is! Prayers for you and your child who needs you most right now.


  12. Blessings to you Mary and to all your children. I always paint special cards for my daughters and in law daughters for Mother's Day. My one unmarried and childless daughter who is a social worker's gets a Mother's Heart Day card. Loved your photo of your blessings.

  13. Your wisdom is evident in the way you understand this particular scripture. God bless you Crystal and may your loving mothers touch bring healing to those who are hurting. All my love Geoff.

  14. You have beautiful children. I've been blessed to be able to be with my daughters today. My mother is a few states away but she'll be here for Emily's graduation Friday. I've saved her gift for when she's here but called to give my love. I am so aware of how blessed I am.

    Praying for your hurting child.

  15. Dear Crystal,
    Your post is so moving. So true.

    Mother's Day... is a two way street. You are so right.

    Your children are beautiful.

    I know you have done a good job.

    I came by to greet you A Happy Mother's Day.


  16. It's sad to think of how many people are estranged
    from their children.
    God Bless,

  17. I read you post and kept thinking about that scripture all day yesterday. Thanks for writing.

  18. We have a lot in common, Crystal Mary. I also have four grown children, two boys and two girls. They give me such joy! Your children are beautiful, and I know they give you much joy, too! I am praying for you as you help one of your children. There is nothing like a mother's love :)

  19. What a beautiful group of children you have, Crystal Mary. The smiles on their faces radiate such joy!

    I do hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, and I'm praying for the child that you are with. That is what a Mother does. Amen?

    Your post was just wonderful, and it's true. It makes me so sad when parents and children are estranged... sometimes all it takes is a phone call from a Mother.

    God bless you and keep you.

  20. I feel sorry for mothers who were separated from their children on Mother's Day. I was so blessed to spend the day with both of mine plus they took Hubby and me to dinner on Saturday night at the Red Lobster.

  21. I hope your Mother's Day was one of the best you ever had. Thank you for sharing your heart, and I hope & pray that things are better for your child who is going through a hard time. (No matter how big, or how old your children get, they are always your "child", right?!)

  22. Hi Crystal Mary -

    This is indeed precious. Thank you for such love that you expressed.


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