You will never know the extent of your selfless love this side of heaven. You are the heroes in our our lives. You have been entrusted with the future of our world. Never underestimate the importance and the impact you have as a mom. To all the mothers and grandmothers and future moms and foster moms and wannabe moms–you change our world to make it a better place. Bless the fruit of your work and settle your heart to know you are doing a very noble thing. You are the one responsible to “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
You are a shining light in my life, Mother, ever over my shoulder whispering words of wisdom and calling me back to the firm foundation you set for me. High expectations were a part of the deal. You knew we could do anything with the help of Christ Jesus, and you always called us to be better than what we might have been. You loved us in the most unselfish way I have ever known. I miss you more than words can say. But I celebrate you and the Godly inheritance of the strong women who have gone before me in my family line. You call me to greatness, even if it is in the little world that I have been entrusted with. Our children are the hope of our country and our world. Their success as compassionate, socially conscious, and Godly men and women of God all depend on the influence of a mother who prays, and who guides with a gentle hand and a supportive heart.
Though my mother endured insurmountable hardships, she did not pass that baggage on to her three chidren. She dealt with it in mostly healthy ways, and she, of all whom I have ever known, had a Grace surrounding her that became her peace, and ultimately her saving lifeline through cancer and death. I’ll always love you, Mom. You were a rock of strength for me, and a remarkable woman who overcame and pointed to God in every victory.
Happy Mother’s Day. Never tire of doing well. You may not see the fruits of your labor for a while, but hang in there. The best is yet to come. He is ever faithful. And your work is for kingdom glory. It’s a powerful role, perhaps one of the most influential places to be. So, today we celebrate Mothers, both our own and every mom who has given selflessly for the greater good of another. Christ is pleased. Love and prayers for you this day.
So heartfelt and inspiring and encouraging.
WOw!!! Beautifully written. Thank you.
A lovely tribute, Annette.
Ipray your children rose up and called you blessed yesterday. Sorry, I didn’t get to my computer yesterday. i hope you had a great mother’s day. What a tribute you are to your mother. I thought of my mother fondly yesterday.
I think of the dainty stack of letters tied up in a black velvet ribbon with a bow. Waiting for her daughter to find them after she was gone. Hebrews 11:4 – your mom’s faith speaks even in her death. You always speak of her with such tenderness and love! Happy Mother’s Day to you, a mom full of grace and dignity – Proverbs 31:25.
You have the same kind of Grace surrounding you, dear friend of mine! I’m glad to be a mom along side of you! Happy Mother’s day!
Love, Angie xoxo
We carry them in our hearts always. Hope your Mothers Day is fantastic! Enjoy!
Happy Mother’s Day, Annette!
It’s me, Karen, from Wednesday night bible study. We weren’t able to come last Wednesday because we went to Austin for a homeschool field trip. We’ll be back this week.
Thanks for the encouraging post for moms! Hope your day is wonderful. 🙂
Just prayed for you and other friend’s whose mother’s are in heaven. I love your post. Have a blessed day.
Love, Annette H