HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
Today is a day when we take the time to honor the one person who unselfishly gives herself to her children time and time again, without asking for anything in return. If your life has been blessed by the touch of a godly mother, then you have enjoyed one of this world's greatest treasures and blessings. Not everyone has enjoyed this great blessing but those who have will go to their grave remembering the love of their mother. We set aside one day a year to honor mothers. Take the time today, to visit, call, text, send her some flowers, or do something to let her know that you love her and that you respect and honor her today.
Mothers today are often misunderstood for someone who cooks, cleans and takes care of the children. But a mother is a much more vital part of the family. In fact, mothers are one of the most influential people on earth! From the time children are born, they are constantly connected to their mother. They depend on their mother for food and water. They look to their mother when they are frightened or are in need. Children are dependent upon their mother for physical and emotional provisions.
Think about the fact that God ordained the home for a purpose. He had a plan for each member of the family, and God has ordained the mother to be significant in the lives of her children. Today we honor mothers and thank them for their hard work.
Think back to when you were a child. Do you remember all that your mother did for you? Remember the time she made your favorite meal, or the time she cleaned off your cut when you fell off your bike, or maybe when she cheered you on at your sports game, or perhaps the time she stayed up late helping you with a school project. It has been said that a mother spends an average of 92 hours a week doing everything from being a taxi driver to being a chef! Your mother has worked hard and sacrificed a lot for you over the years. "The love of a mother is never exhausted. It never changes, it never tires, it endures through all. In good repute, in bad repute, in the face of the world's condemnation, a mother's love still lives on." Washington Irving
This is something I was given in seminary. I wanted to share with you. Hope you enjoy:
What My Mother Taught Me
My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
“If your going to kill each other, do it outside - I just finished cleaning!”
My mother taught me about PRAYER.
“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”
My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
“If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you in the middle of next week!”
My mother taught me LOGIC.
“Because I said so, that’s why!”
My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
“Be sure you wear underwear in case you’re in an accident.”
My mother taught me IRONY.
“Keep laughing and I’ll give you something to cry about.”
My mother taught me OSMOSIS.
“Shut you mouth and eat your supper!”
My mother taught me CONTORTIONISM.
“Will you look at the dirt on the back of your neck!”
My mother taught me STAMINA.
“You’ll sit there ‘til all that spinach is finished.”
My mother taught me WEATHER.
“It looks as if a tornado swept through your room.”
My mother taught me PHYSICS PROBLEMS.
“If I yelled because I saw a meteor coming toward you, would you listen then?”
My mother taught me HYPOCRISY.
“If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times - don’t exaggerate!!!”
My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.
“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”
My mother taught me BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
“Stop acting like your father!”
My mother taught me ENVY.
“There are millions less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do!”
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