Happy Mother's Day!
I made dozens of Mother's Day floral arrangements over the last few days, putting stem after stem in vases that were ordered with love for mothers and wives. (I enjoy moonlighting at a florist.)
There is something lavishly extravagant about giving such a creation, one that will last a week, perhaps two, but while it lasts it fills the senses with such fragrance, color, shape, and texture. Perhaps that's why women love them so... they are the ultimate statement of living in the present and enjoying each moment as it comes. I have found that to be very important in motherhood.
Our life is like an empty vase with each act of love in Christ's name a flower. The more we love, the more we bring beauty to the world... and, like flowers, each loving act is a statement of the present moment. Continuing on the path of love keeps our vase full.
"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing." (II Corinthians 2:14-15)