Mother’s Day, God’s Way

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”
–Willa Cather

I didn’t expect a gift from God for Mother’s Day this year. But on my usual early morning walk, I came upon a crabapple tree in full, fragrant bloom and a cottontail rabbit peacefully grazing beneath it. As the bunny went about its business as God intended, I was transfixed. I remembered how, as a child, seeing a creature in the wild brought a sense of wonder. Cherishing this memory with others of long ago, I went home and changed for church. Entering the sanctuary, a friend pinned a gorgeous corsage on my dress. “I had an extra,” she said. Extra? I never knew why, and it didn’t matter. I had already received two special gifts that day!

At home after lunch, David went outside to play and Christine napped. Gene and I made the most of our two quiet hours. I practiced the piano, then picked up the newspaper and saw an article that seemed written for me. Continue reading “Mother’s Day, God’s Way”

Mother’s Day Gifts with a Personal Touch

If you haven’t gotten a Mother’s Day gift yet, here’s a suggestion that will add that personal touch that’s often lacking in gifts.

If you act right now, these gifts will still get to Mom (or daughter-in-law, wife, friend, whoever) by Mother’s Day. (Just make sure you “ship to” their address if you choose to order from amazon.)

The first is called MotherStyles: Using Personality Type to Discover Your Parenting Strengths.

What will this book do for you (or a mother you know)?

I’ll tell you what this material has done for me. Continue reading “Mother’s Day Gifts with a Personal Touch”