Today is a special day for females all over…it’s Mother’s Day. But it’s not just a day for the women who have someone that call them “Mom”. It’s for any woman who has poured into the life of a child, teenager, college student, young adult or other.
I was thinking of my own mom this morning…here’s a picture from my wedding day.
I love how this picture was captured (besides my hump-back train), with my mom standing in the near distance, but perfectly placed in the mirror’s reflection.
My mom has been an amazing Godly influence on my life…I can hear all of the things she used to remind me of as a child growing up. Many of those things I will tell my own children. Maybe not the “because I said so”…. But there is a lot she told me and taught me that will stick with me for many years.
There’s a saying, it takes a village to raise a child. It takes family, friends and a lot of people who care about you as a parent and your child(ren). I was pondering listing out all the women who have had influence on me, but when I started naming them out, and foolishly thought I could count them on all 10 fingers and toes, I needed an army’s worth of fingers and toes to be able to count them (and remember?) them all.
Undoubtedly, I would forget someone. So, the list isn’t going to be posted. But to my friends who may be the same age or many years the wiser, you who have guided and loved me over the last 34 years of life, I thank you. Be encouraged that if you love, and in grace, tell others what they need to hear, someone is being changed; maybe not right this moment, but someone is being changed.
Wishing you a blessed Mother’s Day!
Proverbs 31:26: She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.