May 14, 2017

On Mother's Day...

"Never could it be possible for any man to estimate what he owes to a godly mother." -Charles Spurgeon

      I have had the great honor of being surrounded by godly mothers. As I grow older, I realize it is a wonder and a rarity to never question the support you'll receive from your family. I can't imagine how different my life would have been if even one of these women had not been a believer.

I am grateful for my mom, who always taught me to finish what I started, and to give without condition.
I am grateful for my mom-in-law Shannon, for welcoming me into the family so easily, and for serving her family so well.
I am grateful for my grandma Cheryl, for teaching me to give my best to people and to do all things well.
I am grateful to my great-grandma Irene, for showing me how to be hospitable, and the joy of a handwritten letter.
I am grateful to my grandma Marcia, great grandma Pearl, and great-great grandma Haws who gave me an example of a life well lived, of seeking the Lord until the day you see Him face to face, and living your entire life loving God and people.

       I am in disbelief that I have not one, but several mothers in my life, pointing me to Christ, and teaching me about His beauty.

     Happy Mother's Day to every Mom out there, serving God by raising up your children to love Him. What you do has lasting impact, for generations your children will reap the blessing you've sown. The hours and days you've poured out will receive the harvest you're due.

      May you be reminded of the faithfulness of God on this beautiful spring day, and if you have  a mother who has blessed you, don't just buy her a card. Buy her three and make sure that they are funnier than the ones your siblings buy.

Happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

Beatrice Euphemie said...

This is a lovely tribute to the wonderful Mothers and Grandmothers in your life. I laughed at the last line :) Blessings xx Karen