The Best Mom Award

By on May 12, 2013

By Carol Doyel –

I’m sure there are many mothers who will receive cards on Mother’s Day from their children, husbands, and loved ones declaring them “The Best Mom”. Some may even receive awards from their children, I can remember making one for my own mother that claimed her “the very best mom ever”.

It is in the hearts of children that the “best” mom awards are made. My hope this Mother’s Day is that all of you wonderful moms who have sacrificed much for the sake of your children enjoy the best gift of all, the love and blessing of your children. Although, you may not actually receive a “best mom” award, may you know that if you have captured the love of your children you have fulfilled the greatest calling of all as a mother – To love well and to be loved.

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As mothers we come to recognize that our best is often measured by how well our children do in life. Not based on worldly standards, but rather, things that we know to be eternal and of greater value. Like godly wisdom, good character, love, patience, discipline, kindness, gentleness, grace and mercy.  It is by seeking God and laying down our own life that we can take on the characteristics of Jesus, like the ones mentioned above.

As mothers do in many ways, so it is that Jesus sacrificed His life so that we might have life everlasting.  As we celebrate Mother’s Day may we remember the one who loved us first and just as the love of a mother is measured by the heart of her children, it is the love we have for the Lord that He desires. He calls us to love Him with ALL of our heart, mind, body and strength.

My prayer is that if you don’t know the love of your heavenly Father that you ask Him right now to come into your heart so that you might discover how much He loves you – With an everlasting love. A love that never fails, that is unconditional, unending, and that one would lay down his life for. His love is so great and so deep, it will fill you to overflowing and allow you to capture the hearts of your children, your husband, your neighbor, and even your enemies.  Happy Mother’s Day!

Carol Doyel is Editor-in-Chief and Founder of LivingBetterat50.com. She and her husband of 25 years have three grown kids and two grandchildren.  They spilt their time between Sisters Oregon and where ever her husband’s work may take them, which currently is in Los Angeles. Her desire is to inspire other women to live better physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.

 

Carol Doyel

About Carol Doyel

Carol Doyel is Editor-in-Chief and Founder of LivingBetter50.com. She is a graduate of The Full Gospel Bible Institute and has a passion for women’s ministries, issues and lives. She and her husband of nearly 30 years have three grown kids and four grandchildren. They currently reside in southern California. Her desire is to inspire women to live better physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.

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The Best Mom Award