Saturday, May 10, 2014

Honoring mothers: ornaments about your neck

Proverbs 1:8-9

"Hear, my child, your father's instruction, 
and do not forsake your mother's teaching;  
indeed, they are a graceful wreath 
to your head and ornaments about your neck."

I have missed my precious mother so much lately.   I muse about her.  She was the glue of my family.  I wonder  ~"if only"~  she was here now, what would life be like.  

And yet she has been with the LORD for over 18 years.  

When I was 18 I had begun to mature and come alongside my mother in an understanding way.  A different relationship blossomed; even though she was still my mom, she was also my friend.  In my early 20's I was married, lived far away, and had little ones.  Our weekly letters and monthly phone calls deepened our closeness.

I was 40 when she died ~  so young.  I think of her every day; mostly with great happiness, joy, and thankfulness.  The LORD surely blessed me with such a precious mother.

I still wear her graceful wreath about my head, and her ornaments are about my neck.

I share these gifts with others, and all I see is her legacy in me being shared.

Praise the LORD!

I am so thankful....

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Mother's Day Week