Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

See this lady (up in the picture)? THAT is MY mom and I am not sure if she will read this or not but I wanted to say Happy Mother's Day. This picture makes me smile because this was from her birthday weekend back in January. It was an "important number" birthday and my sister and nephew and I (along with some help from my dad) surprised her for the weekend.

Anyway, what makes my mom special? Too many things to list but I'll give it a shot!

Proverbs 6:20-21 says:
My son, keep your father’s commandment,
and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
Bind them on your heart always;
tie them around your neck.

My mom spent time- with her words and her life- teaching me how much Jesus loved me. She has encouraged me through every season of life I have traveled through. This journey of my life has had had many valleys, mountains, and deserts and she has been with me 100% of the way. She has never turned her back on me or made me feel as if I am worthless or can't do something. In fact, it's quite the opposite- she has shared words of encouragement and godly wisdom from her own personal experiences. She has shown me what being a wife completely devoted to your husband and a mother devoted to your children looks like. IF that is something that God ever brings to me in this life- then I know that I have one to look toward- one who has traveled the journey that is before me- one that has a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen- as she has done so many times in the past. So, on this Mother's Day I want to send a special Mother's Day greeting! I love you Mom!