Whether someone tells you today or not – You matter. What you do as a mom makes a difference. God sees you and your sacrificial love touches His heart. It touches mine too and today I honor you and send my love your way. Praying He will infuse you with strength, lavish you with dignity, and remind you of the value you have in His eyes (even if they forget to send flowers, cards or say things that make you feel that appreciate you long for.)

And for my precious friends who may not be moms – I celebrate and thank Jesus for you today, too. You hold the beauty of a heart that gives, loves, nurtures, creates, sacrifices and invests. As a woman, you have the heart of a mom. And though your arms or your womb may not carry the child you long for, YOU are celebrated and cherished in our hearts today.

Happy Mothers Day!

About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.