I leave for General Conference 2016 (read this awesome Oregon Live article for more information) on Mother’s Day, today. When I had the actualization that those two things were on the same day, I decided to schedule our “Mother’s Day” on Saturday. My mom is really great about stuff like that, she just wants to spend time with me (and my sister).
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! I am lucky to have such an amazing mother who is so fantastic and so great about understanding why I do what I do. My mom is United Methodist, her mother was United Methodist, and her grandmother was a Methodist. Methodism runs deep in our blood, and how we approach and live out faith.
The mere fact that I’m United Methodist. I got it from my mom.
That I seek social justice in a broken world. I got it from my mom.
That I fight for the rights of women. I got it from my mom.
That I fight for reproductive health, choice, and justice issues for ALL women. I got it from my mom.
The fact that I am taking 2 weeks of my life to dedicate it to The United Methodist Church. I got it from my mom.
That I have a voice that I am willing to use to amplify others and justice. I got it from my mom.
That I know the grace of God. I got it from my mom.
My mom is a beloved reflection of God and I love her dearly. I wouldn’t be at this point in my life without her love and support, her compassion and strength. Happy Mother’s Day!
PS. Mom, not only did you get a card… you got a blog post this year! I love you.