It's a dear honor and a great responsibility to be a mother. There have been plenty of difficulties raising two daughters, especially when they were teens and our thoughts and opinions went in different directions. But we persevered and they came through to responsible adulthood.
Not too long ago one of my daughters and I overheard a mother at a store complaining to someone on the phone about having given her daughter everything she asked for. She went on, "I've done everything for her and I know she'll just turn her back on me." I commented aloud to my daughter that if that mom loved her daughter and built a relationship with her, she would turn out to be her best friend. I think of both of my daughters as my best friends and I'm grateful for the women they have become.
Blessings to you this Mother's Day.
You can read previous Mother's Day posts here, here, and here.