"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!