This weekend we honor mothers. Proverbs 31 mentions how her children will rise up and call her blessed. Pictured above are my Grandpa and Grandma New, both who have recently gone to Heaven. My granddad was a preacher of the gospel and my grandma was a godly Sunday school teacher who prayed for her family daily until Alzheimer’s took most of her memories away.
My Grandma Lester, who lived into her 90s, raised seven children – for most of those years as a single mom. My dad was #6. My grandmother did her best to instill a love for God in my dad. Today, my dad is a pastor in the state of Georgia.
The last picture is my mom. She has been married to my dad for nearly 50 years – that in itself speaks volumes. Speaking for my two sisters and myself, our mom is our biggest fan. She loves her kids fiercely – and may love the grandkids even more! Last year, mom had a major surgery to remove a brain tumor. We are grateful for God’s healing.
I am the benefactor of this legacy. These godly ladies have prayed for me, invested in me, and helped to instill a passion for God’s work. So, on Mother’s Day, I am thankful for the blessed heritage.
Today, my wife is helping to pass this legacy on to our five daughters. One day, they too will rise up to call her blessed. Why do we call them blessed?
- They love us unconditionally.
- They spend time with us.
- They teach us.
- They nurture us.
- They guide us.
What else would you add to this list?