This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, so I thought you’d enjoy this list of things our mothers taught us:
My Mother taught me LOGIC: “If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can’t go to the store with me,” as well as, “If everyone else jumped off a cliff would you do it too?”
My Mother taught me HUMOR: When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”
My Mother taught me GENETICS: “You are just like your father!”
My Mother taught me ANTICIPATION: “Just wait until your father gets home.”
My Mother taught me about RECEVING: “You are going to get it when I get you home.”
My Mother taught me RELIGION: “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”
My Mother taught me about STAMINA: “You’ll sit there until all that spinach is finished.”
My Mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”
And the all-time favorite thing my Mother taught me, JUSTICE: “One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you. Then you’ll see what it’s like!
I’ve lived long enough to enjoy this last one. When my grandkids manage to pluck their parents nerves, I just smile and think to myself, “Been there, done that! Now it’s your turn”
Yet, in spite of all the ups and downs, there is nothing that can take the place of Mom. So Mom’s we salute you! And we pray for you! May the Lord give you extra grace as you mold those young lives and teach them about Jesus. You can claim by faith the promise of Proverbs 22:6 “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
Have a great week!
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