I have been reflecting so much on the birth of the Savior. My thoughts this year have been about the wonderful gift that he gave to us, but also about his beautiful mother, Mary. This video reminded me of her. She seems so peaceful and wonderful.
I have been reflecting this last week on what she might have gone through. I don't think I have ever truly REFLECTED on this before. I have thought about it, but never really to deeply.
I am sure there were times when she asked, "Are you sure I am the one to do this?" I think we all ponder that at times in our struggles.
What a magnificent and strong woman she must have been. I am adding her to my list of women that I admire and look up too. She is my beacon of strength and courage as I tackle this road of raising our Heavenly Father's children. I can share that similarity with Mary. We have both been given the gift of children from our Father in Heaven, and then asked to; protect, watch, care and teach his precious little ones.
I am sure there were many prayers uttered that night in her behalf as she gave birth to a son in a stable. I suppose many from her own mouth. Prayer is one more gift that we share.
I am thankful for the reminder that even though we lived many years apart, I can still draw strength from a woman with deep history. Thank you Mary for your example and courage, and some of the lessons that you taught me this month.
(Artwork by Liz Lemon Swindle)