It’s the weekend!
And . . . it’s Mother’s Day weekend . . . in the United States. Of course, many countries set aside a day in the year to honor mothers. Anytime is a good time to celebrate women. The weekend slowdown . . . gives time to be intentional . . . and bless mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends.
When my daughters became mothers . . . I saw the gift of strength . . . given from the women who came before us. The thing is . . . we stand strong together from one generation to the next . . . no matter what.
I know Mother’s Day can be difficult for those who grieve for their grandmothers, mothers, and/or children. Whether there’s been death, a broken relationship, an illness, struggles with childbearing, or something else, grief often goes deep this weekend.
We can give a gift of strength through an intentional connection. I pray each of us will bless a woman with a word of encouragement and a huge dose of love.
A Strong Connection
There’s work to be done when a connection is broken with an individual. This requires working through the process of letting go of our need to be “right.” The thing is . . . some people would rather spend a lifetime holding on to being “right” . . . than to have restoration. It’s a huge soul shift which takes deep inner work.
Once the need to be right is released, we are able to work on making the relationship right through love. Sometimes we meet halfway on the “bridge of reconciliation: other times we must cross the “bridge” to the other side to make the relationship right through the power of strong love.
Of course, we can’t control the individual’s response to us. There are those who would rather stay disconnected. My advice is to receive their response with love, pray for the best in their life, leave the door of your life open for them, and be at peace.
Also . . . the individual may not understand or want what’s best for our personal life . . . so, we must use wisdom in how and when we connect. In other words: What God’s will for me is God’s will for you in our connection. (This goes both ways.)
Love Is Strong
” . . . patient; love is kind. Love isn’t envious, doesn’t boast, brag, or strut about.There’s no arrogance in love; it’s never rude, crude, or indecent—it’s not self-absorbed. Love isn’t easily upset. Love doesn’t tally wrongs or celebrate injustice; but truth—yes, truth—is love’s delight! Love puts up with anything and everything that comes along; it trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what” (I Corinthians 13: 4-7,Voice).
At the end of the day, the value of our life is based on love.
So . . .
May God’s strength be upon every woman. It will make a difference. I know this for sure.
So. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or something. Find a sweet spot during the weekend to create a calm space.
Bless a mother, daughter, sister, and/or friend this weekend.
It’s all about women this weekend. . . Happy Weekend! ~Kerrie
- Two Weekend Words
- Weekend Sanctuary
- Weekend Pause
- Weekend Ritual
- Weekend Life
- Weekend Wonder
- Weekend Comfort Menu
- Weekend Thinking
- Weekend Sacred Rest
- Weekend Peace
- Weekend Waiting
- Weekend Restoration
- Weekend Perspective
- Weekend Preparation
- Weekend Listening
- Weekend Calm Space
- Weekend: Women . . . Mothers, Daughters, Sisters . . . and Friends