Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gratituesday: Grateful For Mothers

 Did you have a good Mother's Day on Sunday? I did. We visited my mother in law and mother the day before, and on Sunday we went to worship, and my husband cooked a spaghetti dinner and made a no bake cheesecake for dessert. I was able to sit and read several chapters of a book, and got a nap in as well. I enjoyed every minute of the day.
  These days I'm thankful, not only to be a mother, but for mothers everywhere. The two in my life both teach me different things, one particularly loves teaching more about the bible and lives her life as a Christian example. Both impart their wisdom and encouragement.
  No matter where we've lived there have been women I look up to and think of as mother figures, especially when my own is far away. There are always ones who consciously or unconsciously live Titus 2:3  Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, (New American Standard). Some teach through their lives how to be good mothers, good wives, more importantly, to follow Jesus and his teachings.
  I watch the younger mothers and am thankful for them also. I see the joy as they speak of their children, even as sometimes they would like a little more sleep, or few minutes of quiet from the day long chatter of a youngster. I learn from them as well. 
  I know we wonder at times, if there is any hope for this world, whether there is still good here. There is. Yes, sin is rampant, and some people are so far away from God that a child's life means nothing to them, but I've seen the mothers and grandmothers who live their lives as a Christian example, and I see the younger ones who were taught by these ladies and follow their example, their teachings. I see the children from two to 20 who glorify God and do well because their mothers have been teaching them from day one. For mothers everywhere, raising their children in the admonition of the Lord, I am thankful.
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  1. Glad you had a good Mother's Day. My mother was not a good example of a good wife and mother, so I'm trying to do my best with God's help. But he has given me a mother-in-law who is the sweetest.

  2. My mother wasn't the greatest example either, but my mother in law has a real love for God.