Friday, August 24, 2012

The Gift of Mom

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.  She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.  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.  Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. (Proverbs 31:26-31)

Today my Mom celebrates another birthday.  Unfortunately, I won’t be able to celebrate it with her in person, but I will certainly be with her in spirit. 

My Mom is just one of those very special people, who has always put her children (and now her grandchildren) first.  That example of sacrifice has left an indelible mark on me that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.  The Lord has blessed me with so many great things over the years, and that started on Day 1 when He selected two amazing people to be my parents.

Living half a country apart, I don’t spend as much time with my Mom as I used to, but it does make those times together all the more special.  Although I could never repay all of her sacrifices over the years, I do my best to try...she will always deserve nothing less than that.