Mothers are not perfect, but their love for us makes them the best Mom in the world. She taught, loved, waited, hurried, pick up things, washed them, taxied us, planned for us, counseled, mended our pants tares, wiped our tears, bandaged our knee, washed the soft rug in the bathroom, had clean towels, watched us play, planted a garden with vegetables, and cooked dinner, and read bedtime stories.
No, my Mom was not perfect and neither was Grandma, but they gave me so much and loved me, too.
My Mom has done things that caused a chasm between us. What turned me around? I went to consoling. The Pastor pointed out that the Ten Commandments are there as a short list to guide me in my life. The first four commandments are about how we react and honor, love and relate to the LORD God Almighty. The next one is: “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”
I want to love a long life. That is a nice promise. So, I decided to forgive my Mother her faults and look on the good that she taught me over the years. I really enjoy her memories, today, and all the simple and uncountable tasks I learned at her side. I was fortunate to have such a good person for a Mom.
Some of you never met your Mom or had a Mom, well if you are a girl, you’ll be a Mom someday. The LORD God Almighty gave us the Bible to lead us as a manual of how to live. You can change your history in your lifetime. Trust in the LORD and serve Him. He will be your family and lead you through your life. There are plenty of older women at church whose children are far away. Take one of them to church with you and have dinner with them. Both of you need one another.
Love is more powerful than hate. Love wins friends and brings joy. Love makes room for you and me together. Love is truth and honest sharing. Love is a joy for me and you. We are connected as neighbors and family. God first loved us by creating this world and us in it. He wanted to know we loved Him. He loved us first and gave us parents to show us love. Then we can love our parents and love the LORD God Almighty, too, for HE is good.
So, if you are alone, today, call someone: a neighbor, an older woman, and an aunt. Talk to them and tell them what you appreciate about them, today. Then, have dinner with them and share time at church. You’ll both feel better.
Happy Mother’s Day