A Tribute To My Mom

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This past Mother’s day I felt led to reflect on how thankful I am for my mom. This is not an exhaustive list by far. But, it’s 5 of the things I love most about my mom. These things have been demonstrated all my life and I’m grateful God chose her to be my mom.

#1 SHE LOVES ME.
I don’t have to earn that love. I don’t have to search or beg for that love. I don’t have to worry about losing that love. She has proven over time that her love is unconditional and never in question. That’s not just something she says, but it’s something she has demonstrated for a lot of years. I’m very grateful for the love that flows from her heart to my heart.

#2 SHE LEADS BY EXAMPLE.
So many wish they had a parent that sought to lead by example. She doesn’t tell me to do anything she doesn’t seek to do herself. She strives really hard to set a Godly example for both me and my children to follow. I don’t have to fear being embarrassed by her lack of integrity. She seeks daily to be a living example of what she feels will honor God and not cause others to stumble.

#3 SHE IS ALWAYS THERE.
Since I can ever remember my mom has always been there for me. Whether growing up, going off to college or following God’s leading in my life. Mom has always been active in my life and concerned with every aspect of my life. No matter good or bad she’s been in my corner. She makes every effort to stay involved in my life and do everything she can to help me seek God’s best for my life.

#4 SHE KEEPS PRAYING.
I’ve always known my mom stays on her knees on my behalf. She lets me know often that she is praying. As I’ve gone through the worst 2 1/2 years of my life physically her prayers have kept me going. I know I can call or text her day or night with my struggle. That very moment she will take my needs to our Heavenly Father believing God will intervene and take care of the situation at hand.

#5 SHE LOVES MY DAD.
Now this will not make most people’s top 5 list because most parents are divorced. It’s a big deal to me that both my parents are still together. Much like my own wife loves me despite me. I witness my mom loving my dad wholeheartedly. That love is devoted, patient, unconditional and makes all the difference. Yes, a good woman is hard to find. I’ve been super blessed with one that I’m married to and another who I’m honored to call mom.

“When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.
(Proverbs 31:26-31)

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