Dear Mary: A Mother’s Day Letter

Dear Mary,

If there was a way for me to mail this to heaven, I would. I mean, of all the mothers that should get something on Mother’s Day… you’re definitely one of them.

I was just thinking about mothers and how much I love the moments when I’m able to call my mom and just tell her how I feel . . . she’s so good at listening to me. I love my mom and couldn’t be more happy with having a mother who does everything she can to be a good mother. She doesn’t even know how great she is.

But then I realized . . . sometimes I forget that you are my mother too, and that you’re closer to me than I think. I can sit and talk to you, just as I would my own mother.

I know that you love me in the same way that you love your Son, Jesus. When Jesus said on the cross to the beloved disciple, ‘Behold your mother’ you didn’t take that lightly (John 19:26-27). At that moment, you took all of humanity under your motherly care . . . including me.

I honestly, don’t know how to say thank you for this.

It can be easy to let Mother’s Day come and go without much thought towards you. I forget that you have been my mother throughout my entire existence. In the times when my mother’s imperfections hindered her ability to love me perfectly, you stepped in. You loved me through her, and the love she has for me is fulfilled by your constant and powerful love.

Please help me see and appreciate the ways that you love me. And can you show me how to love my own mother like you would? There’s a reason why your Son chose her to be my mother on earth; please pray for her that she can be more like you as well.

I can’t thank you enough for loving me and caring for me. My words cannot express how thankful I am that you have loved me unconditionally. It’s so crazy to think that God loves me so much that He would share His perfect mom with me.

So, thank you.

Happy Mother’s Day to the best mother on earth . . . and in heaven.

Nat

 

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