Holland & Usry May 2018

Relentless Love, Steadfast Devotion A TRIBUTE TO MOMMIES

With Mother’s Day coming up this month, I knew I wanted to use my space in the newsletter to pay tribute to the power of mommies. At first, I thought I’d share some stories about how great my mom is, but I decided to approach Mother’s Day a little differently. (Though don’t get me wrong — I could praise my mom until I’m blue in the face.) When I think of mommies, I think of Jesus. That may sound a bit odd, but let me explain. Jesus was born of our Heavenly Father, but He still had a mommy. That tells me God wanted His Son to experience the bond that only exists between mother and child. I can’t think of a better way to explain how crucial the role of motherhood is than that. If the Son of God needed a mommy, no doubt we mere mortals do as well. Mommies do extraordinary things every day. They are unfailingly selfless, giving, and kind. No matter where or when we’re born, we can all use a mommy in our lives. As a father myself, I’ve seen this true heroism firsthand. I know now like I never knew before that being a mommy comes with a mountain of responsibilities. If I had to tackle all the tasks my wife excels at, I’d be left trapped under an avalanche. How Amy manages to do it, I’ll never know. I guess I should just thank my lucky stars and chalk it up to mommy magic.

up for their children when they’ve been wronged. I’ve also seen mommies stand by their children when they’re facing tough criminal charges. Whatever the situation, mommies are always willing to put the needs of their children first. It’s inspiring to witness and reminds me that there is no love quite like motherly love. Those are just some of the amazing feats of motherhood I’ve seen firsthand. Now I want to turn it over to you. For just one minute, think about how your mommy and the other mommies in your life make the world a better place. Consider their relentless love, steadfast devotion, and unerring kindness, and reflect on how these traits have made you a better person. It’s not a hard exercise, but I think you’ll be surprised by how moving it is. All too often, we regard maternal love as a given and take it for granted. This year, take the time to acknowledge the mommies nearest and dearest to you. I promise you they’ll appreciate it. In closing, I just want to express my sincere gratitude to all the mommies reading this newsletter. What you do on a daily basis is nothing short of amazing. –Rob Usry 864.582.0416

I also get to see the exceptional love that mommies have for their children in my work. I’ve seen mommies stand

I know now like I never knew before that being a mommy comes with a mountain of responsibilities. If I had to tackle all the tasks my wife excels at, I’d be left trapped under an avalanche.

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