Happy Mother’s Day

It’s Mothers Day! Yet I feel more like the child than the mother. As my oldest daughter showered me this morning, I thought how roles have reversed as all three of my girls have cared for me on this journey. I have had the thought more than once that not only are the roles reversed at certain stages, but I have lived (thanks be to God) to see the day when not only have my girls risen up to call me blessed (Proverbs 31:28) but I have lived to call them blessed, as no mother could be more proud of her offspring than I am.

I remember when they were young and I thought only of the sacrifice and cost of motherhood: the sleepless nights, the endless hours before dad came home, the never ending diapers and runny noses, the crooked pigtails, the piles of laundry, the toys to pick up, the nighttime rituals, the tears in the bath, the homework, reports to be written, science projects, parent/teacher conferences, reading the same book over n over. Now as Anna tucks me in bed after administering my meds, reading to me and praying with me, I thank God that He gave me the power to persevere through those early days of life for three girls. Anna was born in Chicago after 50 plus hours of labor, while battling preeclampsia. Paul says, “death is at work in us but life is at work in you;” (2 Cor 4:12) Was she worth it? Oh my…she was worth every drop of blood, sweat and tears, as were Sarah and Elisabeth, and not just because they take care of me today, but because of who they are, now laying down their lives that others might live, and the beat goes on, and gives praise to the Author of Life and the One who died that we might live. Thank you, Jesus, for laying down your life for me that I might live eternally. Thank you, my girls, for choosing to lay yours down for Him, for me, for my grandchildren, who will rise up and call you blessed! Thank you!

I would like to pay tribute to all those today whose hearts yearn for children not yet born or adopted or whose children have not risen up to call them blessed, because of choices they have made. Never stop believing your Heavenly Father sees and knows the cry of your heart. And to all those children who never had a chance to grow up to bless their mamas or those who are missing their mothers this Mother’s Day. Know that mamas in Heaven can be blessed too and proud to be called your mom, just as you bring great joy to your Heavenly Father.

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

 

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26 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day

  1. Katy, So glad to hear you are indeed on the mend. We are loved so much by our children but even more by our Heavenly Father. Praying to you and yours. Love reading the updates. Keep them coming. tina

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  2. Katy, beautifully written. He is with you and has so blessed you with such a loving and caring family. Love the way your husband, girls, grandchildren have all stepped up to the plate and have ministered Jesus to you and you have responded in such a godly caring way. He is glorified through your life. Thanks so much for sharing today. We love you and are grateful that Jesus brought our paths together. May He continue to use you for His glory.

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  3. A special tribute to you as mom that Anna, Sarah and Liz give back so willingly, so naturally, so unselfishly. You raised them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and they reflect all He has done, and is doing, in you and Stan. The baton has been successfully passed…praise God. Happy Mother’s Day…you look so good 😊

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  4. Thank you, Katy, for these beautiful thoughts. With love, Cynthia Hale

    On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 12:14 PM, Journey with Katy wrote:

    > lizlind posted: ” It’s Mothers Day! Yet I feel more like the child than > the mother. As my oldest daughter showered me this morning, I thought how > roles have reversed as all three of my girls have cared for me on this > journey. I have had the thought more than once that no” >

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  5. You are indeed blessed ! Happy Mother’s Day mama. We loved and feel there is way in which through this journey your knowledge of and intimacy with God has been deepened. Even while it’s tough we trust Him that in all things He is working for our good. Even in death He knows the plans He has for us. You have children more than biological children.
    Wishing a blessed Mother’s Day from Cameroon
    Miriam and Godwill

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  6. Well, you got me again! The tears are just falling like rain, as I write this. Praising God with you for the blessing of children and the blessing of them “rising up to call you blessed”. Praying with you for those who have neither been blessed with a Mama that knows our Redeemer nor able to see this blessing in the ones that do. Thanking God for His love shining through you and yours and all of us, that has the power to transform even the darkest of circumstances and bring good things to all. “Hallelujah, what a Savior, who could take a poor, lost sinner. Lift Him from the miry clay and set Him free. I will ever tell the story, shouting glory, Glory, GLORY!! Hallelujah, Jesus ransomed me.”

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  7. Happy Mother’s Day, dear Katy! Thank you for your beautiful words of encouragements! I love you very much! You are the best mother not only to your girls, but to many others whose life was touched through your care and love. Be blessed!

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  8. As you have been such a blessing so you are now receiving the blessing in return. And your journey posts continue to bless us who read it & are convicted, encouraged by your struggle & courage, perseverance & steps of progress. We keep on praying the Lord will be gracious to you & speed up the progress but we know he is using this for his good & sure purposes. May He continue to be glorified in it. It always brings tears to read your posts & this one especially.
    Happy Mother’s Day! Keep on keeping on! What a witness you are to us!!

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  9. Not only were you mother to these 3 amazing girls, but also to many of us! Your nurture, tender loving care and truth filled words brought so much healing to my own heart and as a result I was able to move on from the wounds and deficiencies of my childhood. You truly “remothered” me! As you have carried so many in your heart we carry you in ours! Eternally grateful!!!

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    1. Your words mean so much! What joy to have any part in your healing and wholeness. his Love heals and He has given me such love for you! And you continually giveback! Grateful for you and your continual desire to walk in truth! A joy to journey together!
      Love you,
      Katy

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  10. Happy Mother’s Day, Dear Katy. I will never forget and always remain so grateful for how you came alongside me during the pain of those childless years and encouraged me with your prayers and friendship. Thank you for your sacricial love. You have blessed my life along with many others and so have your three beautiful daughters!! Love you!

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    1. Laurie, would you give your kids warm greetings from us! Thank you for being the woman of God you are,great mother and wonderful friend,faithfulservant of His!i miss you, katy

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  11. Great tribute to Mother’s Day with your daughters.
    Thanks for sharing regarding daughters who are not following the Lord. Our only daughter, whom we adopted is not walking with the Lord and estranged from her husband. Our prayers continue for her and her family that they will recommit their lives to the Lord and serve him.

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    1. Oh David, the pain of this estrangement of your daughter fro God, her husband and possibly from you is palpable even through cyberspace. One of our daughters turned away from us and her God, and her upbringing, for awhile, but God delivered her and brought her back. We pray for this for your daughter as well. Holding on tot he Father together.
      Katy

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  12. Katy, I have said this before, but I have always admired you and Stan for your transparency and humility. Your girls are very special young women because you mothered them with the love of Jesus and set them on the right path. Happy Mother’s Day to a very special woman of God. I love you and continue to pray for your full recovery. ❤️🙏🌹

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    1. Nancy, such kind and caring words. Thank you for all the ways you have reached out and responded to this journey we’ve been on.were thankful to journey with you and indebted to you for your continued love n prayers!
      Katy

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  13. Katy, we send love to all and thank you for expressing the hearts of so many mothers and their children. Shep and Snookie

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    1. Shep and snook i.e.,ever since I’ve gotten home from the hospital,we’ve wanted to get to Stanford or Hebron to see you! That day will come ! Thank you for journeying with us off n on through so many years and tears! We are blessed to call you friends! Hope your precious family was able to gather for Mother’s Day!Love to all, Katy and stan

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  14. “And hope does not disappoint us because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” Rom 5:5 Thank you Katy for sharing your living proof of God’s love and faithfulness. You encourage us to keep hoping, keep loving, when we are “good mothers” and “not so good mothers.” You remind us to be deeply grateful for being a mother, even when we worry we haven’t gotten it right somehow. You are a blessing!

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    1. Sue, your kind and thoughtful words mean so much to me! You are an example to me in so many ways! So kind of you to send the pic of you, Steve, Sherri, with Jeff! You made our day! We L OVE our extended family in Kenya! When extended family gets together from faraway places, it’s pure joy to the hearts of the parents. Dorothy can attest to this! How good to see her ! you all mean so much to us!!stans Doctor had a map of the Rift Valley in his office! We had a hard time talking business after he said he was sort of an Africaphile! Maybe we can get him to Kijabe!!for now, our hearts are full bc Jeff is there!

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  15. thank you,katy–your posts bless me more than you know-may GOD bless you abundantly and more than you can ever imagine

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    1. Oh Marci! You are the blessing! Thanks for responding. You may not have family in Wesley Village anymore, but you do in Wilmore, so come see us, ok? Meet Mark n Darlene and Jeff n Cheryl here! Much love to all!
      Katy

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  16. Katy, I continue to pray for you daily I have a huge appreciation for Anna after our meal together recently and also pray for her on a regular basis. What a blessing!

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