In the Fairlane family…..
We have women who are expecting their first child. Their hours are filled with nervous excitement as they wait to meet their baby. Their dream of being a mother is being fulfilled and they can’t wait for the adventure to begin. They are praying for God’s guidance upon them as they begin this new season of life. They are going to do great. We are thankful for them.
We have women who are new mothers. They are “learning the ropes of mothering” with all of its joys and struggles. They are growing into the role of being a mother and God is blessing them through it. We are thankful for them.
We have women who are the mothers of toddlers and elementary students. Their hours are filled with picking up toys, making meals, doing the laundry, going to ball games, dance recitals and other activities often while holding down another job as well. They are balancing so many things, but they are a blessing to their children and their family. We are thankful for them.
We have women who are in the midst of raising teenagers and the joys and struggles that come with this. They are often ignored, criticized and often made to feel like they don’t know anything. Yet, they faithfully love their teen through it all and continue to offer unwavering love, encouragement and support because they know their teens needs them. They are faithful in the journey, and we are thankful for them.
We have women who are experiencing the “empty nest” for the first time. Their children have moved out of the house, and they are experiencing life without a child continually present for the first time in years. It feels strange, but they are enjoying this time with their husband and exploring new hobbies and opportunities. We are thankful for them.
We have women who are experiencing the joy of grandchildren. They are enjoying anew story time, trips to the ice cream shop, snuggles, and building forts in the living room. Being a grandparent can be tiring but the joy is worth the tiredness. These ladies are enjoying a sweet season in life, and we are thankful for them.
We have women who have not given birth to children but are still mothering, nonetheless. They are sharing their time with children, teens and young adults and loving them unconditionally. They are encouraging them and supporting them and proving wise counsel when needed. They are fulfilling the role of mother in someone’s life, and we are thankful for them.
We have women from all walks of life who are choosing to make a difference in the future generations. They are patiently loving, guiding, encouraging and sacrificing of their time and ability to bless the children in our midst. They are making an eternal difference. We are thankful for them.
In the Fairlane family, we have kingdom women who are loving like Jesus as they fulfill the role of mother. We are thankful for them.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our mothers!