"Mother's Day is really about God, because celebrating Mother's Day means that you are celebrating that men and women are created differently by God and that children are a blessing and that those children should be honoring and blessing their mother." --Mr. W. in our church's Mother's Day sermon
We get some of the best sermons on Mother's Day and Father's Day, and this year was no exception!
|Jonah, Melanie, Lauren, Mama, Mikaela, Susanna, and Micah|
We spent the day together as a family, rejoicing in each other's company, reflecting on the immense blessing of our mother, and reveling in God's beautiful creation.
At the Elk Rock Garden of the Bishop's Close, we scampered up rock stairs, thrilled at tiny delights of dwarf trees and succulent gardens, and ran breathlessly between the rain drops.
We found a room in the rock wall...
...and a room made out of this incredible wisteria!
|What is the meaning of this?|
|The shocking realization!|
|Sisters: Mikaela, Lauren, Susanna, and Melanie|
Chelsea Clinton was recently asked in an interview, "Your mother has been an extraordinary champion of women's issues. Do you call yourself a feminist, too?" To which she replied, "Of course. And everyone I know is a feminist." What a narrow circle of friends! I'm thankful to know both feminist women and feminine women. And perhaps because I do know both, I'm even more grateful that my mother has embraced her calling as a wife and a mother--a truly feminine and strong lady. She has taught me that God created men and women different and that we have different roles and different purposes, but neither gender is lesser than the other. I can't think of any better reason to celebrate my mother and every mother on Mother's Day!
|Father and son|
The paths dripped with abundance, and the little hills rejoiced on every side (Psalm 65:11-13).
God is good all the time; it was a good day.