Proverbs 31:10 says "A capable, intelligent, and virtusous woman-who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls." My mother is more precious than anything to me. She is truly a gift from God.
Growing up in the military we didn't always have everything we wanted but my mother made sure we had everything we needed. I know that she wore the same Sunday dress for years to church. She learned how to sew so she could make us new clothes. We always had new clothes each year for school. One thing that stands out in my mind, we always had new PJ's. This was so important to my mother!
She always ate the worst pieces of meat. The neck bone when she fried chicken. She never complained of having to eat this piece of meat. The rest of us always got our favorite piece. I have noted that since we have been grown and out on our on she has not eaten a neck bone.
My mother was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 1988. She was given 6 months at that time to live. But God healed her! Then again last year she was diagnosed with cancer again. Differrent type, very agressivie, fast growing! Again the doctors did not give her very long. Again God has healed her. Now both times my mother went through so much treatment. I know they were very hard on her. But she never complained. She took everything with such grace. She even started her own business through the first one. My mother is doing very well today!! As I was helping the boys shop for mothers day yesterday at Walmart I was looking at all the flowers and saw the ones you place in a cemetary and stopped and thanked God that I did not have to buy those kind!
I became a mother February 14, 1981. No that is not my first child's birthday but it is the day I found out I was pregnant. Motherhood is an honor from God. A gift! I thank God that he chose me to be a mother. I feel really blessed. I have enjoyed being a mother. I had a very good example in my life.
So today as we honor our mothers everywhere remember to thank God for these mothers that He has blessed us with. Reflect on what a mother is. There is an old saying that says the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.
I just want to say Thank You Momma. I love you so much. You are the most beautiful woman to me! I enjoy you. You are my best friend! So today and everyday I honor you. You did a fantastic job! You are an awesome mother!!