I posted on FaceBook earlier how I wanted to write today, yet lacked any real inspiration. My mother’s reply of course is classic:
“how much you love your mom :)”
So, why not! Here’s to you mom!
Anyone here who knows my mom can agree, she is an AMAZING woman of God. She has a firery spirit, always willing to serve, and her smile can brighten anyone’s day. She has experienced her fair share of trials, each have brought her to her knees…but that is exactly where God provided her with victory.
I tried to think of the Bible verses she exudes and naturally, Proverbs 31 came to mind…
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. (Proverbs 31:26, 28-30 NIV)
My mother raised me to know and love Jesus with my whole heart. She faithfully brought me to Sunday School, worship, and youth Bible study. When there was no one to run our youth group, she stepped up and lead for more years than I can count, even after all three of us kids had graduated and moved on.
But simply bringing me to church wasn’t enough. She led by example (still does). My mom is active in her own faith, attending Bible study, worship, helping to serve others in the Name of Christ.
Mom and I have always seemed to get along, even through those dreaded teenage daughter years (she swears I skipped adolecence, which may have helped, but that’s an entirely different post) and over the years, our relationship has only grown stronger.
I can count on my mom to lift up a prayer for me, no matter how insignificant the request may seem. When I am going through a tough time, she is there to infuse me with His Word.
Though we are separated by miles and states, I know I can always go to my mom as if she were just next door. I pray that as Stacy grows, I can be that kind of mom to her. Someone she feels she can talk to about anything and everything. Someone she can trust to help her grow in her faith in Christ, the one relationship that maters more than any she will experience here on earth.
Of course, my mom has passed on a few things other than a crazy love for Jesus. We both LOVE to sing and act. (My mom is amazing at BOTH.) We both have suffered with “lead foot” disease, which only sems to have affected our right foot and only while we are driving (odd). We both laugh at the dumbest things “He lookah like a man!” (If you know, you know).
So how about you? If you coud share your mom with the world, what would you share? I’d LOVE to hear about your mom! Leave a comment below…better yet, grab a piece of paper and an envelope. Write your mom a letter letting her know how much she has meant to you and mail it out.
Maybe you and your mom aren’t on speaking terms at the moment. Let this be an opportunity to reconnect (you know you’ve been looking for a sign from God about this…sooooo…here’s your sign.)