My mom went to her heavenly home last November, so this is the first Mother’s Day we didn’t celebrate together. I feel so blessed to have had my mother for almost 58 years. My mother taught me to show love. I know this because I see this through my children—how they treat their extended family, their spouse, significant other, children, and friends.
Mothers do not receive manuals on how to raise their children. Most of it is trial and error, so there were times when my mother didn’t always teach me the right way to do things. She made mistakes. I’ve made mistakes; maybe not the same ones, but I learned by her mistakes and mine too.
But it was always about love.
This message is an excerpt from a 2019 Women of the ELCA blog by Lois Bylund. Today is the fifth Sunday of Easter and Mother’s Day.