Monday, April 25, 2016
Happy Monday Blog, my Friends!
Hope your weekend was blessed in ways only He can—He performs miracles, you know!
As Mother’s Day approaches each year, without fail, I reflect on the wonderful memories of my sweet Mother and I cherish them deeply. As the sixth child of nine children, I had a pretty good view up & down the sibling ladder. The first born was thirteen years older than the last born. To say my Mother had her hands full…well, let’s just say she had her hands full. Early on, we were taught to look after each other and “no kid should ever be left behind”!
I have only two children and looking back on my own mothering with just two kids, frankly, I honestly don’t know how my Mother made it out alive, with nine—By the Grace of God, no doubt! Mother was devoted to the Lord and come Sunday morning, she and her children could be found sitting on the second or third pew in church. She worked second shift in a textile mill (thirty-five years) six days a week, but on Sunday morning, rain or shine, she and her children were in church.
Along my own personal bumpy road to the Lord for my own good sake, I had my doubts…oh, not about Him, just me, of course; because I am a sinner and I’ve done things that shock even me, as I look back on some of the bumps in that road I traveled. Then as time moved on and Life happened, I realized how much God loved me, added to the love and teachings of the awesome example set by my incredible Mother, I was saved…literally. The love of God and my Mother saved me and today I fully embrace what my gift of Life means to me and how I choose to live my Gift.
“If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; the old has gone, the new is here.” —2 Corinthians 5:17
So as this Mother’s Day gets closer and you find yourself lost in your own thoughts of your dear Mother and who knows, maybe she too traveled One Bumpy Road at times, try to hold onto to the tender feelings and how much she meant to you in even the smallest things she did for you and how much she loved you—And if you’re blessed enough to still have your Mother on this Mother’s Day, do something to make her smile…I’m sure it wouldn’t take much more than a big kiss, a sweet hug and a little of your time.
“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” —Proverbs 31:26-27
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong doing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ” — 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
God bless our Mothers.
God is Good! God is Great!! ALWAYS.
The First Commandment:
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. —Exodus 20:12