First off, I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to all of you. Being a mother is such a blessing, well at least most of the time it is. Having a living mother is such a blessing, well at least most of the time. Your children and even your own mother can still get on your last nerve even if you love them more than life. So don’t ever think less of yourself if you find yourself feeling like you want to scream and pull your hair out over something one of them did or said, you are just normal and so are they.

Next, I want to say that while the world is celebrating mothers today, it is not a wonderful holiday for a lot of people. Some have lost their mother, some have lost a child, or some have never known the joy of becoming a mother. Again, don’t think less of yourself or of your friend if today is not a day that you look forward too, you are normal and so are they.

So, what can we ALL celebrate today? How can some of us celebrate while some others we know are suffering and feeling heartbroken? I am not an expert on much of anything and this is simply my opinion, but when I am feeling sad, I try to change my focus. So, today, I am asking that we focus on THE mother, the one that we all are related to many times removed.

Eve was the first mother. She was not perfect in any way and her sins and mishaps are published for everyone to see. However, it did not start out that way. First, she was an equal partner with Adam in the Garden of Eden. She was happy and loved. But, like a lot of us, she was deceived by “slick” talk from the devil. We can all see this now, but let’s give Eve some grace here. How many times have we been deceived and wished that we had a do-over? I can assure you that if Eve had been given the chance to do things over again the choices would have been different.

Eve was the first of many things. She was the first woman on earth, the first wife on earth, the first to talk to the devil, the first to be tempted, the first to sin, the first mother, and the first mother to have to mourn a child. She didn’t have a manual to follow, she didn’t have a friend to call and cry to, she was simply paving the way for the rest of us.

Eve is the perfect example of the Lord showing grace even when we mess up. He clothed them, he spared their lives and instead put them out of the Garden. Even in their worst hour the Lord was still loving and forgiving.

Genesis 2:21-23

21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” 23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.

Today, be thankful that all of our sins and transgressions are not published for everyone to see. Be thankful that the Lord loves us even we don’t do the right thing. And, be happy for those who are lucky enough to have children or that their mothers are still living.

Have A Blessed Day!

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  1. Happy Morher’s Day to you Tanya and all the readers. This blog was perfectly written, timing spot-on and well-received. How did you know I needed this? I am a mom, daughter and wife. My mother is still living, but unfortunately not a blessing to me. She hasn’t shown unconditional love to me, as it comes with a price tag…a high price tag. It’s tough love for me to respond on this day devoted to loving mothers, so by the blessing of your blog, I will give thanks and remembrance to our first mother, Eve.

    Thank you my unseen friend for the gift of your heart and wisdom on this day. God bless you.

    • Tania Reply

      I tend to think that everyone is happy when I am happy but I know that is not the truth. Everyone doesn’t have an ideal mother and not everyone is a mother. I hope that on this day everyone can find some reason to be happy and celebrate.

  2. Charlcy Green Reply

    That was an incredible lesson, Tania; one that I would never have thought of. Thank you for that perspective and being our friend. Have a very blessed Mothers Day!

    • Tania Reply

      Charlcy, I am so happy for you. I have been watching your travels and I know that this is something that you have been praying for.

  3. Kathy McClintock Reply

    Happy Mother’s day Tania, what a blessing your message is today. I know too many Mother’s who have lost, they will be in my thoughts and prayers today as they are many days.

    • Happy Mother’s Day to you and all your followers. You words struck Home with me as I deal with my mother who is lost to Alzheimer’s. Here but not here. I thank God that.he blessed me with her for as long as he has. Many wonderful memories! Best…Kathy

      • Tania Reply

        Kathy, I know what you mean when you say, “here but not here.” Joe’s mother struggled with dementia and he would say that he lost his mother years before she actually passed. I just would tell myself that in her mind she was in a fabulous place. I hoped and prayed that was the case.

    • Tania Reply

      Kathy, I am so blessed to still have my mother and I know that there are so many that don’t have that blessing. For those, I am saying a prayer.

  4. Happy Mothers Day. I’m lucky to have a great Mom who is still with me. Your message is as usual spot on. I’ve been thinking about mothers as my husband has lost his mother not to death but because of problems that can’t be surpassed. It has made me extra thankful for what I have with my own mother even the ups and downs as you mentioned. Thank you for the insight and God bless you and all the moms reading today.

    • Tania Reply

      Johnna, I had to laugh when I was writing the blog. I love my mother more than anything but she can get on my last nerve. And, I am sure that I repay the favor to her. Life is not perfect but I am thankful that she is still here to drive me bonkers. Lol!

  5. Happy mother’s Day Tania,as usual your post was wonderful today and exactly what I needed to hear today thank you so much enjoy your day💝

  6. Kathy McClintock Reply

    This is for Kathy, which I am also Kathy McClintock. I still have my Mom but she also has Alzheimer’s. But I always let her know she is the best Mom ever. Some days are good and some are not. But sometimes God just wants us to love them longer, I believe. I also deal with my husband having many symptom’s daily. God bless you. Thank you for sharing. Kathy McClintock

  7. Happy Mother’s Day!!!! and Happy Birthday Day tomorrow, Tania!!!! Thanks for a wonderful message today and thanks for the daily JOY you bring to so many!!

  8. Jayne Finkbohner Reply

    Such a wonderful Mother’s day text!! Have a wonderful Mother’s day! Praise God my sins haven’t been published for the world to read about!!
    Have a great day!!

  9. Judy Stallings Reply

    Thanks for today’s wonderful blog! Although my Mother died a few years ago, I am reminded of the most precious gift she and my father gave me…and that is the gift of Christian parents who lead by example and made sure their daughter walked The Walk and talked The Talk. ❤️

  10. One thing has always bothered me is that it was the woman that was deceived and I can’t help but think this account was written by a man. Hmm….

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