Mother’s Day. The day most children take the time to thank and appreciate their mamas for all their hard work and love. I love my mama, she’s one of my greatest friends. She is one of the most gentle and kind souls you’ll ever meet and that’s not a biased opinion. Lots of people have told me what a lovely person she is. A student once asked me why my mom was so gentle... all I could say was that she’s always been a gentle woman. Even when we were younger and the time would come for her to discipline us, she would never pull at us or yell at us in our faces as I’ve seen some mothers do. Sure, she’d give us our spankings when we deserved them but was always graceful when doing it.
I have learned to trust her and know that I can count on her whenever I need to. My sweet mama has been such a help to me in guiding and counseling me and I’ve learned much from her. Here’s a little of what I’ve learned in my 22 years of life with her: •serve out of gratitude •be a prayer warrior •there is power in prayer •always give glory to God •forgive, even when it’s difficult •asks for forgiveness •do everything with love
I’m so very blessed to have such a virtuous woman in my life. Not only has she taught me things of the heart but also things of the home. (Recipes soon to be posted, Lordwilling.)
Below you will find questions and my mama’s answers.
-What do you love about being a mom? (I love) the satisfaction of having God-fearing daughters and a son that also fears God. That brings me much joy and satisfaction: that you fear God and love Him.
-Were you afraid of becoming a mom? Yes, before I was married. My biggest fear was was giving birth; the pain of being in labor. After I got married all fear was gone. When I learned I was expecting, your dad and I bought a car seat and I would just look at it anticipating the arrival of a baby.
-What have you learned about “motherhood”? Lots of things... But one of those is- treat my children with love.
-What’s the best advice ever given to you by your mother? Her best advice to me was to not marry anyone that didn’t share the same beliefs, in other words, a non-believer.
-What’s the best advice ever given to you? The best advice was to appreciate my husband and to treat him well (with respect), to never make him feel less than or try to take his place as the head of our home.
-What is one thing you hope you have taught your children? I hope I have taught them to love the Lord, to pray and read (the Bible) always, to wake up each day being thankful to the Lord and to never take it for granted. I also hope I’ve taught them to fear the Lord.
-What is a Bible verse that has helped or inspired you to be a better mom? Titus 2:3-4 “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,” 1 Peter 3:3-4 “Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mamas in the world,