Filed under Motherhood Tributes
Thank you for your truly excellent example of a Titus 2 woman. You have shown me examples of godly womanhood as a single parent, a married woman - in extremely difficult circumstances, and now, I am delighted to say as a betrothed woman. You have always demonstrated such faith, joy and love to me. Recently you bought me a fridge magnet that said "daughters are just little girls that grow up to be your best friend" and how this is true!
A few things come to mind - the Sunday afternoons when I was little and we would bake together - what precious times of fun and laughter, dancing around the kitchen with frying pans! Then when I left home you presented me with my very own folder full of handwritten recipes that we had cooked together. My husband now benefits from those, and is grateful!
Other memories I have are when I was involved in evening activities either at Church, Guides or Sea Cadets, and despite a busy job and home life you would drive me around, often touring the local villages to collect my friends. Thank you - I now fully understand how much effort it is to engage in evening commitments when you are working full time.
You recently moved to live near to me, and have given up a very well paid career as an acountant to work with disadvantaged and homeless people in Bedford (UK). The level of love, patience and kindness that you show them surpasses what many people show their own family, and how you relish the opportunity to share the gospel with them.
We were not a rich family in monetary terms, and we had some very difficult times at home, but I always felt rich in love and faith through your sacrifices and efforts that you displayed daily to me, and that I now try to emulate. Thank you for your example. I love you Mum.