Happy Mother’s Day

Being a mother is one of the most incredible gifts I have ever been given. From the moment that I knew that I was pregnant with my darling Noah, I was different. I was a mother. My heart was enlarged and I knew that I would do anything in the world to keep this little life safely growing inside of me. Seeing his beautiful face for the first time was a magical moment. After a grueling 24 hours of labor, and then an emergency C-section, I was worse for wear. Exhausted, swollen, drugged, and shivering, I lay there waiting to meet my son. When they finally put him in my arms, I just started to cry. Sweet, sweet love just flooded my heart, and everything was worth it because he was safe. He was here. He was mine.

Today, on this Mother’s day, I want to celebrate with all of you precious Mom’s. What an amazing treasure and joy it is to be a Mom. May your children rise up and call you “blessed” as it says in Proverbs. OK, most of you might get a Proverbs 31 “beating” this morning. But what I think is so amazing about proverbs 31 is that in that description, it is the woman who is handling all of the finances. In today’s culture, finances are many times seen as a “man’s” responsibility. And yet this really isn’t a biblical model at all. It is just cultural. Proverbs 31 describes this honored woman as managing her household, and buying and selling fields. It says in verse 16 “She considers a field and buys it; from her profits she plants a vineyard.” This was a business woman… and I bet she had a budget J This woman knew her household and knew what it took to provide for her household, and that is what budgeting is all about.

Anyway, if you are a wife and mother today, and reading this blog so you can better manage your finances, I just want to honor you today. Proverbs 31:11 says, “The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain.” If you are a husband to an amazing wife and mother today, what a blessing that God has given to you. The Proverbs promises you “No lack of gain”, but it does require some trust…

So have a very happy wonderful Mother’s day. My heart is so full and grateful to God today: my home is loud and joyful with my children’s voices and my wonderful husband is making me breakfast. I truly wish each of you Mom’s the same: happy, healthy children, breakfast in bed, and a home that has no lack.