As I have grown older, becoming a wife and mother myself, I have realized what an amazing woman my Mother is. Although she may not think so, I have, over the years, gleaned a vast amount of knowledge of what it is to be a wife, mother, and woman of God from her (although the practical application of this knowledge continues to be a challenge to me!).
She has taught me....
...to be genuine and sincere.
...to be a gracious hostess.
...that ladies never yell.
...to think of others first.
...that in a family, the marriage relationship and thus, my husband, must be my top priority, second only to my relationship with God.
...that vows spoken before God are not to be broken...period.
...that honesty is priceless.
...to love people, all people, regardless of race, creed, or religion.
...that life is not fair, and I should be thankful for that...otherwise God would not have sent His son to die for me.
There are so many things my Mom has taught me, and I am still learning from her, every day. If I had to choose one thing she has taught me that has helped me the most as a wife and mother it would be this...if I was a perfect person (or parent), I would not need a perfect God.
Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with this truly amazing woman. I am grateful every day that she made the CHOICE to have me in her life. Your hand in the path of my life is clear from the very beginning, that You chose her to be my Mother. -Amen