Turning the calendar to May this morning, I thought it was only fitting to focus on mothers. As I have been pouring over revisions for my fiction manuscript the past several weeks, I realize how truly blessed I am. Let me try to explain what I mean. You see throughout this novel I am integrating memories and stories from my childhood and the precious women of God that I have grown up with: my great-grandma, Thompie, my sweet grandmas, Lucy and Mary, and my dear mom, Kay. These women helped to form and mold me into the woman I am today. I know that I am blessed to have grown up around such incredible women of God. Each one impressed different aspects into my life and taught me countless things, but above all their faith and love for God shone brightly.
To some my childhood or life in general may appear simple. However, I would not trade my close-knit family and deep-rooted faith for all the money in the world. There are some things you simply cannot put a price on.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to thank God for these ladies. Two have gone on to be with the Lord, but their memories are alive in my heart, as I impress what I have been taught to my own children. My precious mom is such a rock for me. Even amidst the storms of life she has stood firm.
My prayer is that my life would shine God’s light into those around me as these sweet ladies have done for me.
I would love for you to share a memory in the comment section today of your mom or grandma or perhaps there was another special woman in your life who served as this type of example for you. I would also encourage you to tell them what they mean to you and also thank God for placing you together.