Note: my dear mother passed away in June 2018. This is my last article written about my mom while she was still living.
Every May, for the past 29 years, I have written an article about Mother’s Day, usually focusing on my own dear mom. For the first 18 years of my life, I basically took my mother for granted. I loved her, but I had no idea how hard she was working in taking care of us.
I am so grateful that my mom was with us on planet earth for so many years. Many of my friends have not had that blessing of being able to pick up the phone and hear their mother’s voice, or go out to the White Spot with her for dinner. The resilience of my mom when facing many challenges was remarkable.
My mother, with her very strong faith, preserved through thick and thin, for better or worse, in sickness and in health. Mom was an example to the rest of your large family.
We loved Mom very much.
As I wrote for the May 2003 Deep Cove Crier, “Where would we be without our mothers? Mothers keep the world on track. Mothers never stop caring. Mothers never stop giving.”
Mom modelled so much good through her caring for and serving others. I became a Social Worker because of the anointing that I received from Mom to stand up for the oppressed and disadvantaged. When I was going through teenage angst, she always deeply listened and stood with me, even though I was oblivious to her deep faith in Christ.
I know that there were times when I was a teenager when Mom stayed up late waiting for me to come in. I probably helped deepen her prayer life during those times.
When our three boys were young, Mom was so willing to help us out, looking after them so that we could have a night off, or attend a conference. The thousands of meals that Mom cooked for us over the years have always been delicious, a sign of her great love and care for your family. Food indeed is love.
Whenever birthdays came along, Mom always invested so much of herself in getting us just the right present. Being an artist, Mom had that great sense of colour co-ordination when she gave us new Christmas sweaters.
Mom, like her own mother, was a true worshipper. Her faith has been a great inspiration to me. Thank God for my mother inviting me to supper with Jesus, when I was wandering in the wilderness, lost and hungry. I am a better person today because of that unfailing love she showed me in season and out of season.
Her worth as a Mother is beyond measure. Mom is loved, appreciated and valued not only by your son, but also by Almighty God. He loved Mom enough to give his only son for her. Words cannot express what Mom mean to me and to your loving family. Happy Mother’s Day.
Sandy Brown and her family have just moved to Spokane, Washington where her husband, Scott, is pastoring a new church. With a fresh start, Sandy is determined to devote more time to her four children. But, within weeks of settling in their new life, the Brown family is plunged into turmoil.
Sandy receives shocking news that her children aren’t safe, which brings back haunting memories of the trauma she experienced as a girl. Then, the unthinkable happens…
A brutal attack puts Sandy on the brink of losing everything she’s loved. Her faith in God and the family she cherishes are pushed to the ultimate limit.
Is healing possible when so many loved ones are hurt? Are miracles really possible through the power of prayer? Can life return to the way it was before?
Blue Sky reveals how a mother’s most basic instinct isn’t for survival… but for family.
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