Any woman who has lovingly poured her life into children is worthy of being noticed on Mother’s Day. Nancy Cornwell shares three ways to show them appreciation. –Jana Magruder
Mothering a child does not require having birthed or raised a child of your own. And there are many of those women in your church.
This year, encourage the children in your preschool and kid’s ministries to think of these women. How can they express their gratitude for the mentors in their life who may not have children of their own? Take a few moments on Mother’s Day, or in the days leading up to it, to think of simple acts of service children can perform to show their appreciation.
Here are a few ideas:
• Make a handmade card with a special drawing included.
• Take the time to help walk them into the church building if you see them in the parking lot. Open doors for them and help them up the stairs if needed. Offer to carry their bag or Bible.
• Give them a hug and say, “Thank you!”
Nancy Cornwell lives outside Nashville, Tenn., with her husband and two daughters. She is the content editor for ParentLife magazine and enjoys working in the preschool ministry at her church.