Filed under Motherhood Tributes
My only fear in writing this is that I somehow may not be able to convey the impact that my mother has had on my life. I’m the girl I am today because of my mom’s faithfulness to train and correct me in the ways of the Lord. As I reflect where I could have been apart from her diligence, I’m amazed by her love for me and awed by God’s grace that He has poured out and continues to pour out on our relationship as mother and daughter.
When I entered teen-hood several years ago, my eyes were opened to the wisdom that God had placed in my mother for my life. Over time our relationship took on a transformation that I will cherish for a life time. My mom became my best friend. And even now as I write this I’m brought to tears remembering all the times when she encouraged, corrected, talked, listened, gave godly wisdom, laughed, or just simply hugged and cried with me! It would take forever to recount the specific instances where I know she said or did something that significantly changed my life, but I can say her example is one of the greatest gifts I will ever receive. She is the wife, mother, and homemaker that I desire to emulate. She is efficient and portrays love while doing the tasks God has set before her and one of the biggest strengths that I see is the way she always seeks to do what will most serve her husband (she excels at being selfless)! She is a quiet servant both in and out of her home. She does not seek to be praised. And just as she has affected my life, I have seen the ways she has given to others and affected their lives as well. She seeks the Lord with all of her heart, and I have gotten to see first hand how she relies only on the strength of her Savior in the recent diagnosis of her breast cancer! I both deeply respect and love my mom!
"Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also." Proverbs 31:28