LESSONS LEARNED FROM MY MOTHER
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES
I see my mother as a Spirit created by God with purpose; a tower of strength, patience, and humbleness. She selflessly met the needs of family as well as others whom she encountered. Her home was one with plenty of activity as children found solace as part of the family. She never turned away anyone who came to visit. She was always willing to share of her bounty. She was a disciplinarian, a firm glance with eyes that could see the truth in you. There was no way to avoid issues you may have thought private, it was almost like she was a mind reader. She always offered encouraging words to others while pushing her own children to move beyond their own capabilities. She had a heart that loved you no matter what she saw on your face or heard from your lips. She would gently instruct and give guidance to all children of the community. Her large heart was so full of the lives of others, held dear with barely enough room for herself in there. Her legacy today is remembered by those who had the opportunity to meet her and her love will always guide us as a family to do what’s right, simply because she was a living example of godliness. She was my Mother, my friend and I loved her dearly. Happy Mothers’ Day Mom, I know you are watching.
What about you, what are some of the lessons you have learned from your Mother that you would like to share with others? Just click into the comment box below, or you can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I respond to all my emails. May God add a blessing to all the Mothers of this world? You are so unique and will always hold a special place in all our hearts here at this Ministry. We love you and truly do appreciate you, and will always be lifting you up that others may see the light of God shining from within you. May Gods’ Peace be with you throughout this Special Mothers’ Day Week Celebration in your honor?
- Mother’s Day 2013: Honor your mother by sharing her lessons (mlive.com)
- Mother’s Day 2013: Share the lessons your mother taught you (mlive.com)
- The Best Teacher of All (hearthungerblog.wordpress.com)
- Mother’s day thoughts: An orphan’s story (worldvision.org)
- Lessons from a narcissist mother (middlesage.com)