"My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck."
Proverbs 1:8-9 (NLT)
I thought that Proverb was appropriate for today - Mother's Day! I know I have benefited greatly from my Mom's instructions and her example...and I still do. I realize that some reading here today wish like anything that their Mom were here to speak to them even one more time. Still others may be estranged from their Mom or have no real memory of their Mom and can find little to value from their mother's instruction. Still others may be struggling Moms wondering now if saying "NO" and "STOP THAT" 800 times a day will count as "instruction" that will crown their little ones with anything remotely resembling "grace" someday...
No matter what your situation may be, I know the Lord can redeem all things that are given over to Him. SO even if "brush your teeth" is all the instruction you can find to honor, I'd say that was a pretty important lesson!
Last night at church one of our singers sang this song called "Somebody's Hero" and I was so touched by it! I found the original music video by Jamie O'Neal and shared it here...grab a Kleenex and your Mom or your kid, or their memory, and enjoy...
I cannot adequately express how very blessed I am to have such a woman as my mother and as my friend! I love you so very much Mom - thank you for EVERYTHING! May God bless you, and all my Mom friends and family on this very special day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
See you tomorrow for day 2!!!