May 7 Inspiration

From the Desk of Pastor Becky Hart

“Mom is a title just above Queen.” (Anonymous)

Dear Friends:

A VERY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!  Wishing all blessings to you & your Moms, whether they are here or in God’s arms.  Here are a few of my favorite Mother’s Day quotes:

“Being a Mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” (Tina Fey)
“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.”  (Linda Wooten)
“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” (Anon.)

I am so grateful for lessons learned from my own mother and grandmothers – and for the village of women who have “mothered” me over the years.

I am especially grateful to my children – who allowed me to practice parenting skills on them!  One of the behaviors I noticed when my children were young was that they would repeat things I had said, in their play. Their dolls, army guys and even trucks would be told that they had to lower their voices, or share, or help each other! To be honest, they were also told in a very Mom-is-tired-of-this voice things like: You have a time out and Stop that right now! And Don’t share your applesauce with the dog – that one is harder to explain!

My deepest prayer is that my children remember and repeat the things of faith that I have instilled in them.  Because for every lesson on sharing, I have tried to pass on the call of faith, the joys of faith, the importance of faith shared (and not just the latest toys & memes!).  In the words of the Psalmist:

We will not hide these truths from our children;
we will tell the next generation
about the glorious deeds of the LORD,
about his power and his mighty wonders.
~Psalm 78:4

Hats off to every Mom out there – and those who have mothered us in all faith, hope and love. Thank you.

Journeying with you,
Becky