Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
~ Proverbs 31:25-26
On Mothers Day as I begin to think of all that I have learned from my mom, I’m not sure where to start, she has taught me so much over the last thirty-five years. She is one of the strongest, most loving and self-sacrificing women I know. She has continually exemplified to me and our family the characteristics of a Proverbs 31 Woman.
A short list of what I have learned from her:
- Commitment to the Lord: I can remember waking up in middle school and high school walking into the kitchen and finding breakfast already made and my mom sitting at the table reading God’s Word, day in and day out. Mom you live a life that shows that your faith is alive and active not merely something you profess on a Sunday, thank you.
- Unconditional Love: Through all of life ups and downs, you continue to be a fountain of love that over flows to all those around you. Mom I have learned how to love those around me by watching you, thank you.
- Putting Others First: Anyone who meets or is around my mom any length of time, you will see that there is a genuine love, concern and care for those around her. She continually puts everyone’s needs and wants before her own. Mom I seek to serve those around me because of the example you have lived out in front of me day in and day out, thank you.
- Proverbs 31 Women: The standard of a Godly women is so often contributed to the list in Proverbs 31, women are told to seek to live up to this standard, men are encouraged to look for a women who shows these characteristics. Mom I never have to wonder what a Godly women, wife and mom looks like or is supposed to look like, I simply have to look at you. Thank you for the example you have lived out in front of us.
Mom, for these few of the many more reasons it is a blessing to be able to call you mom. Thank you for all that you do, the Lord has used you to help form us and shape us into who we are today because of your example. Thank you! Happy Mothers Day!
The impression that a praying mother leaves upon her children is life-long.
~ D.L. Moody