Reflections on Mother’s Day last weekend

It’s late Sunday morning 13 May and as I sit here writing this email I can hear the families in the street playing cricket with their dads and I am wondering if maybe this is to give the mums a special extended blessing today on Mother’s Day.

This afternoon I too will join with my own family to honour all the mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers – and I am blessed to qualify for all THREE.

So my thoughts today are centred around a particular scripture: Proverbs 31:28 which says “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:”

Proverbs 31 was written by King Solomon who when asked by God what he would like as a gift replied “WISDOM” so God gave him the whole deal – honour, position, favour, wealth AND wisdom. If you read the whole chapter of Proverbs 31 you will realise that Solomon paints the picture of wonderwoman and we can read it and think “How could I ever be a Proverbs 31 woman?” Most of us can’t – but we can desire these traits and work to develop them as best we can when the opportunity arises.

Our children will see this and rise up and call us “blessed (bless-ed)”, ie we will be a blessing to them. We will be a fruitful mother of children who seeing our wisdom and experiencing our affectionate care, celebrate and praise us.

I love verse 26 “She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue”. That to me is the epitome of someone who is gracious and always looks for the best in those with whom she interacts.

These were my thoughts and reflections on the morning of Mother’s Day. I hope they are a blessing to you and that your own children recognise you for all that you pour into their lives 365 days of the year, and that they gave you a very special hug last Sunday and told you how much they love you.

Cheryl Bryers, Head of Primary

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