OK, So as husband to Mommajeane and Daddy to the 36 that keep our life 'full', I just had to seize the moment and take over the keyboard. For those of you who follow the regular posts put out by Mommajeane in this space you will know that I don't participate in writing too often....for a variety of reasons; some about the difference in philosophy's about the sharing of every day life details.....and other reasons related to the matchless passion that she puts into her sharing's......as you must know with Mommajeane, Truth is paramount, Compassion is honored, and living for Jesus is like breathing - it is life itself.
Mommajeane....where to begin on this Mothers Day 'tribute'......as usual, you've created a challenge! For the Briggs Bunch, today has been a 'Motherless' Mothers Day......Mom isn't here. But true to Mommajeane being Mommajeane, she is in Ghana on mission to expand her 'Modtherdom'......She is there in person to help work thru (smash down as needed) the remaining obstacles to bringing home our three precious children who are waiting to come home. Our celebration is on hold; but the love we feel for your reaches out to you in the prayers we lift up for your protection, peace and provision......We pray you feel the loving arms of Christ surround you and hold you gently.
Today's devotion brought you to mind.....it compared the strength of God not forgetting about us as his children being so much more than even a mother remembering to care for her child.....for our family, this is truly unfathonable; considering just how much Mommajeane holds onto and cares for the needs of her children, it's hard to imagine any bond, any strength greater than that. Despite the hardships, hurts, and rejections there is always love, forgiveness, grace, and joy.....While life has taken us to countless blessings and mountain top experiences as parents, I know you've had crushing hurts and many forms of pain too...but never have I known you to stop caring.....You were born to Mother, that was obvious early in life.....and I thank God for it. I know that for ALL of your children, that you have a never ending love for them.
As with many things in life 'when you got a good thing going, then keep going!' OK, it is true that being a Mother is special.......but in your case, being a mother to 36 is REALLY special......but to be really honest, it isn't the quantity of kids that makes you a special mom.....it is the special, unique, Christ centered love you tirelessly give out to your children that makes you special......you just happen to get to offer this more times than most moms....a 'few' more!
As I write this you are probably sleeping after your first day of travel and arrival there in Ghana.....but then again, as I know you will be up early I also know you will be prepared for doing whatever it takes to bring our children home......and I also know that the source of your strength and passion is the complete surrender to Jesus you live your life in......You are an amazing woman....an amazing Mother.
Sleep well.....Know you are loved; Very Much......To the moon, and back doesn't even scratch the surface....