Say thank you. As a mother, I know nothing means more to me than words of gratitude from a thankful heart. They are balm to my soul. Words of affirmation that come from a humble heart will heal many wounds. I need to model this to my children and for my children.

Affirm her role in your life. Tell her you need her and love her and want her to be a part of your life in whatever way she can. Everyone needs a purpose and a reason for living. Help your mom see what an influence she still has in your life.

Most of all, tell her she is “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalms 139:14).

Adapted from an article which originally ran on Marty's Musings. Used with permission.

marty waldenMarty Walden is passionate about sharing her life, faith, dreams and adventures as a DIY, crafty, bargain hunting, homeschooling, memory keeping mom of both biological and adopted children. You can connect with Marty through her blog Marty’s Musings, email, facebook, twitter, pinterest or google +.

Publication date: May 3, 2013