Happy Mother’s Day!

I really LOVE being a mom, but I have a love-hate relationship with Mother’s Day. Do you? 

I tell you all about it in this video. I’m sure you’ll find your story here too. Watch it today then tell me about your Mother’s Day experience.

 

Whether you are a mother or not, celebrated or not, YOU have a Father in Heaven who loves and adores you! And, he asks you to be a Life-Giver for him. 

I would love to know what about this video resonates most with you. Leave me a comment below about your Mother’s Day experience. 

11 Comments

  1. Roxanne Sarasin on May 10, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Thank-you Robin for reminding us the Importance of being a life giver and having a Heavenly Father who loves us and wants us to experience all the love He has for us. Happy Mother’s Day to you!!

  2. Tina Williams on May 10, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Absolutely loved your message.

  3. Tonya Tolley on May 11, 2020 at 12:53 am

    Thank you Robin. That was an awesome reminder of God’s love for each and every one of us! I confess, it’s easy to get caught in the trap of comparison and not feeling good enough. I have been blessed with a family who loves me and shows me each in their own unique quiet way that I haven’t always appreciated at the time. This year, I feel guilty we didn’t invite my mom or mom-in-law or even see my daughter due to the corona virus (we talked on the phone instead), but it was still nice. Different and quiet, but nice. I really miss great big bear hugs in person! My sons treated me to a funny cute and sweet card, my favorite snacks and meal I didn’t have to cook and my husband and I enjoyed a beautiful walk on the nearby nature trail. So cool to see God’s handiwork in person! (white, red and pink trillium and phlox covered the mossy wooded hillsides and gurgling peaceful streams) I’m especially glad we went, now that the sky has turned dark and gloomy and colder again! I was also blessed with talking to 3 of my life giving friends today who are truly amazing ladies! Thank you to all you life giving ladies and especially you Robin for continuing to bless us with your laughter, enthusiasm for life and the Lord, wit and wisdom! God Bless!

    • Robyn Dykstra on May 11, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      That’s terrific, Tonya! Blessings to you every day!

  4. Elaine Moore on May 11, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you for saying so eloquently what I think of Mother’s Day. My children express love for me without the materialism and commercialism of our culture and I was blessed with a good mother and mother in law. Thank you for being realistic about mother-child relationships. Not all relationships are perfect and sappy like a greeting card. Thank you for pointing out the private personal honoring of Mothers. Thank you for reminding us of our Heavenly Father’s love for us.

  5. Bobbie Walsh on May 11, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Initially, I was having a pity party for myself, not being able to be around my children whom I adore, but have adult lives of their own. Sure, I was grateful for the call from my son who never lets a holiday go by without sharing his appreciation of me, but I wanted a precious time spent together moment. My disappointment was heightened when I knew much of my daughter-in-law’s family would be around at their house celebrating. After the call, I prayed for God to bless their time together. Guess what? Next thing I know, my daughter calls to say she’s house-dog-watching for her Dad and will be up in Cottonwood for a week. That lifted my spirits immensely! I knew she didn’t have time for shopping as far as eating when she arrived. so, I cooked us a nice ahi tuna steak, veggies, and a salad at my ex’s house. It was simple and allowed us time to enjoy our time together. She surprised me by bringing a body pillow as a gift from son/daughter-in-law, whom I had made an off-remark a few weeks before that I would luv Santa to bring me one of those. Yes, all of that was wonderful! Thanks for reminding me that this holiday may be someone else’s trigger point.

    • Robyn Dykstra on May 12, 2020 at 1:28 am

      Sounds like a wonderful day!

  6. Brenda on May 12, 2020 at 1:20 am

    Thanks Robyn for saying it so well about Mother’s Day. When you have a child who seems distant on Mother’s day you only hope this will be the year that they acknowledge you. This was my year for that one child to come & see me! God answered our prayer! It was a great day. The other kids never miss a chance to see me and now I felt complete.

    • Robyn Dykstra on May 12, 2020 at 1:27 am

      That is really good news!

  7. Lisa on May 12, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Robin,Thank-you for your beautiful message. My Mother’s Day was hum-drum, but that’s OK. I was remembered by those who see me as Life-Giving, friends,godchildren,.I am so blessed with their love and esp. knowing how much my Heavenly Father loves me. I have no children so I try to concentrate on the people who have been mothers to me. I was born a twin and my sister died after birth and for the longest time I thought it was my fault! My older sister helped me understand that I was not to blame. My Mother was never too happy with me because I lived and the other twin did not. I understand and Father God has given me the grace for this understanding. Thank-you for yours.

    • Robyn Dykstra on May 12, 2020 at 6:42 pm

      Wow, Lisa, that’s a lot of baggage to carry. Sure glad you dumped it with the help of your older sis. Bless you sweet friend.

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