As mother’s day is coming tomorrow morning, it gives us time to reflect on the wonderful woman who endured painful labor to bring us into the world and in some cases even more pain raising the stubborn and sinful child.
As I think of my mom, I think of Proverbs 31. First of all the greatest love she showed to me, is her love of my dad (31:12). A great example of how to have a loving home, and also the humility to admit when things were not done according to God’s design so that I could learn from her mistakes. Strength and dignity were in fact my mom’s clothing (31:25) as she modeled integrity and a quiet strength. My mom was instrumental in imparting wisdom, “She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue” (31:26). These along with many of the other traits of a godly woman in Proverbs 31 causes me to rise up and call my mom blessed.
I am grateful to my mom for her years of investment in my life, and I am also grateful that I now have a wife that is modeling these same traits to my children. To my wonderful mom and to beautiful wife of my children, I love you both. Happy Mothers Day.