It is Friday afternoon – Mother’s Day weekend – and I am thinking of you all; wishing for you a weekend of peace.
Mother’s Day weekends offer challenges when Mommas are not here to share the day with you.
I am missing mine. I miss her smile. And yet on the screen of my mind I still see that mischievous grin. I miss the vegetable beef soup she would make for me when I was sick. I miss my head in her lap for comfort. And those memories – I choose for them to comfort me and they do.
This is Momma and Daddy before I was born. Perhaps I am prejudice but I think they are more than beautiful! It’s been a very long time since I have seen Daddy. He went to heaven when I was 16; but I will see him again. And January 31, 2009, Momma joined him. I think they are smiling like that again. They were each others’ love of life.
One more picture and I’ll wrap this up. It’s Momma in 2007.
Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise),
3 so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.
via Ephesians 6:1-3 NASB – Family Relationships – Children, obey – Bible Gateway.
Proverbs 4:2-4 The Message (MSG)
1-2 Listen, friends, to some fatherly advice; sit up and take notice so you’ll know how to live.
I’m giving you good counsel;
don’t let it go in one ear and out the other.
3-9 When I was a boy at my father’s knee,
the pride and joy of my mother,
He would sit me down and drill me:
“Take this to heart. Do what I tell you—live!
Sell everything and buy Wisdom! Forage for Understanding!
Don’t forget one word! Don’t deviate an inch!
Never walk away from Wisdom—she guards your life;
love her—she keeps her eye on you.
Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom!
Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!
Throw your arms around her—believe me, you won’t regret it;
never let her go—she’ll make your life glorious.
She’ll garland your life with grace,
she’ll festoon your days with beauty.”
via Proverbs 4:2-4 MSG – Your Life Is at Stake – Listen, – Bible Gateway.
Thank You, ABBA, for placing me with just the parents You did. Thank You for the years we had together and for eternity that is yet to be. And I pray for each one who comes here to read and to pray, for those whose Mother is absent I pray for peace and comfort and for those yet privileged to have her with them I pray for wisdom and discernment to redeem the time. We are continuing to remember many, asking You to heal our sick and afflicted and to rescue the rebellious. You know the matters on each heart represented here; thank You for the good and gracious acts You do on our behalf, ABBA, in JESUS name. Amen and .