Gift of Affirmation and Encouragement (1 Thess 5:11)
Many parents often doubt and question themselves “is what we’re doing the best for our children?” I can appreciate my parents today and say that they did their best as immigrants. They argued, fought, and I have never once seen them kiss, but all in all, they persevered because of me. It truly is God’s miraculous power that they are still together today.
Gift of Thankfulness
This is the simplest way to show you appreciate your mom. For those who don’t have children yet: please realize the fact that your mom gave birth to you is no simple endeavor. Nine months of nausea and vomiting while at work, labor pains, delivery (I can go on and on :) Just do it – say thank you mom.
Gift of Touch
When was the last time you hugged your mom (or dad)? It doesn’t matter if my kids are sweaty, smelly, or haven’t brushed their teeth, I will always welcome their hugs and kisses.
Gift of Prayer
I feel like I should have it “all together” as a mom, but there are definitely times when I breakdown and need help. I have asked my children to pray for me to be more patient. That alone helps me get through a rough day. Gift of Forgiveness – I think this is one of the most difficult one to give. Maybe there has been harsh words exchanged in the past, or moments when we intentionally give our mothers grief when they “mess up”. Whatever the situation is, just as Christ forgave us, we too should also forgive. (Colossians 3:3)