In 2012 I wrote a devotion about my mom for the church bulletin. More than twenty years earlier I had published an article and a few daily devotions in Christian Single magazine. But I’d written nothing since then. No reason to speak of for my silence. Just life and decisions that put writing on hold while I did this, then that. Before I knew it, decades had passed with no writing. 

Then, in January of 2012 when I found my new church, little did I know I’d also found an unexpected opportunity to write. I wrote a devotion about my mom for the Mother’s Day bulletin in 2012 and continued writing for the bulletin for about three years. After my long dry spell I was learning to focus and meet deadlines and be concise. I came to know and love the people at my church more and more, and I will always be grateful for the opportunities they gave me to write. Especially Mother’s Day 2012. Mama passed away in 2009, but for some reason I was missing her terribly in 2012. Writing about her helped ease the pain.

I’ve been thinking about her this week. I miss her, but I’m grateful for the life she lived and glad she was my mama. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all!