I’ve been gone a long time…a whole semester. And a lot has happened! I’m a graduate and I’ve been married a whole 5 months and 5 days! It was probably the busiest semester of my life, but it was also so good.
Anyway, to get on to the point, this post is going to be dedicated to mothers and daughters…especially to my mother.
Our pastor gave a wonderful sermon yesterday about the choices his mother made that he is thankful for. He referenced wonderful scripture to commit to heart (1 Samuel 1, Titus 2:3-5, Ephesians 4:29, 2 Timothy 4:13, Mark 9:35, Proverbs 31).
I am so thankful for things my mother has taught me as well:
She (maybe unknowingly) taught me…
1. To love everyone genuinely.
2. To be kind even when others aren’t kind to you.
3. To love creation – she fostered a gardener’s heart in me. I can hardly stand not having flowers around especially since it’s summer.
4. To always say thank you. She inspires me the way she sends thank you notes, sympathy notes and get well notes.
5. How to sew. The years of knitting, quilting, cross stitch, etc. have and will be some of the most valuable things for my future family.
6. Handmade presents are better.
7. How to be an encourager. Everyone needs to be encouraged.
8. That family always comes first, even before yourself and even if they don’t thank you for it.
9. How to be hospitable. She taught me how to make every guest that comes into your home feel comfortable and taken care of.
10. And finally, how to be a servant in all circumstances, in the name of God and for His kingdom.
Many of these things bleed together but I think that is just a testimony to the kind of heart that God has created in my mom. `I am thankful for my loving, serving, and thoughtful mother and I am thankful that she passed that kind of heart on to me. I pray that one day I will be able to do the same for my children.
I love you, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Birthday : )