It was Mother’s Day today. Living with mom and dad for the 15 months during the divorce opened our relationship more than it ever had been. Mom and I have always been close. But marriage kind of sucked me in, which of course it should. But it wasn’t until the divorce and now months after that I have realized just how much of my life was tucked away. One of the blessings during the divorce was that I was with my mom and dad. Night and day, day and night in a small condo. She cooked my meals, she held me, cried with me, checked on me, lifted me, watched me endure the most challenging season of my life. It became her most challenging as well. Today I just want to see that smile again, That joy on her face. That freedom in her body language. I do know that God is at work in her life and she is recognizing it. That is ultimately worth it all. It is a mother’s greatest gift for her children to know their Savior, Lord, God. At least it is for me. Today, it is a daughter’s greatest give. Thank you Lord, for what you are doing in her life and in my dad’s. Happy Mother’s day Shirley Sue.