For you are all daughters of light and daughters of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
1 Thessalonians 5v5
I was once told by a dear friend that I would never get over the death of my mother, I would only get used to it.
My heart longs for just one more year (anything less would have never been enough) with her. My heart aches at the thoughts of what she has missed and what she will miss.
But we are not children of darkness. Jesus was the end of our darkness. He is the end of our pain and He is the end of our suffering. We are children of light. Jesus is the light at the end of our pain. He is the light of our salvation.
I am a daughter of love. I am a daughter of laughter and a daughter of joy. From my father, I am a daughter of delicious steaks and empathy for the hurting. From my mother, I am a daughter of red wine nights on the patio and compassion for the poor and unnoticed. From the Lord, I am a daughter of unimaginable loss and undeserved forgiveness.
I am a daughter of the light and I am blessed to be a daughter of my mom.
Hug your kids and your moms today, sweet friends.