There is a special sorority of women in this world that deserves to be saluted today. No one wants to be in this group yet those of us that observe them know they deserve our pause to thank God that he has given them to us. They are the mothers who have lost the ability to embrace their children after they have returned home to Heaven. These women are in the upper echelon of motherhood because they have mothered their children through suffering. They provided comfort to their children when they themselves needed it too. Many times they needed it more.  Most of them should be awarded honorary nursing degrees, counseling degrees, nutritional degrees and early childhood education degrees.

What struck me today is that Mother’s Day for these women is like our Memorial Day. It’s a day that celebrates the strength, commitment, love and faith that sustained them through tragedy. For those that are brand new to this sorority, there is no celebration…yet. But those that are years removed from the suffering, having experienced God’s healing, are there to join the rest of us to tell these new members how proud we are to know them…how much we have learned from them…and how much we pray they finally receive back the comfort they poured out during the storm.

My wife has always been my Proverbs 31 Virtuous Woman, but in the last four months, Megan lived out verses 25-26 for you all to see…and I could not be more proud.

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”

— Proverbs 31:25-26

Thank you, Megan for the strength and dignity you possess as you continue to choose joy. Thank you for the wisdom you faithfully share to the benefit of mothers everywhere. Rest is coming, God is good and we thank God for you today. Happy Mother’s Day.

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