Weekend, May 13, 2023
For All She Has Done . . .
Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her. (Proverbs 31:28 NLT)
On Mother’s Day, a gift is fine and a card is good, but it’s important to let mothers know that we appreciate them.
Years ago, Cathe and I said to our sons, “We don’t want gifts. We want to get a card from you, and most importantly, we want you to write something in it.”
We’ve saved every one of those cards. A few years before our son Christopher went to Heaven, he wrote this in a Mother’s Day card to Cathe: “Dear Mom, you’ve always helped me and encouraged me more than you know. I know that I always tell you how much I love you and how beautiful you are. What I want you to know is how beautiful I think you are on the inside.
“When I’m out and about and I give advice, I think of how you would act. I think about what you would say. I try to treat people like you do and relate to others in a godly, compassionate way. Thank you for loving me unconditionally all my life and raising me to walk in God’s plan and Jesus’ forgiveness. Have a wonderful day. It’s yours. Love, Christopher.”
And Jonathan wrote a card to Cathe that said, “Happy Mother’s Day. I love you, Mom. Thank you for the many ways you bless, and continue to bless, me and my family as well as those around you. You have impacted many, but none as deeply as Christopher and me. The way you have run your race and lived your life has been with great character and endurance. I pray I continue after your example as well. Love you always, Jonathan.”
Those are tributes to a mother who has done, and is doing, her job.
If you’ve been a godly mother and have done your part to raise your children in the way of the Lord, we thank you and honor you.
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