I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day! In my home, it’s a job that’s 24 x 7 x 365. Proverbs 31:10-31 is the Biblical passage that comes to mind this morning that describes the 3 most influential mothers in my life, and verses 28 and 29 hit it on the head:
“Her children arise and call her blessed; …
Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
First, I want to say Happy Mom’s Day to my mother, Jackie. She and my father decided to adopt a son six years after having two kids of their own. She gave me everything I needed to be successful. I sometimes didn’t understand the way she pushed me to excel at everything I did. She demonstrates Proverbs 31:17: “She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.” Now, I look back and just say thanks.
Second, I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to my mother-in-law, Nancy. She has been a true inspiration in perseverance and character to me. I can say that I have seen someone live out Paul’s words in Romans 5:3-4: “[W]e also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Thanks for being the best mother-in-law a man could ask for!
Finally, I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to my wife, Amy. You are a great Mom and wife. You keep our house running on all 8 cylinders. You have instilled a sense of confidence and humility into our kids that will one day soon produce well-adjusted adults. I thank the Lord everyday that He brought you into my life 20 years ago. As Proverbs 31:10 puts it, you are “worth far more than rubies” to me. Thanks for all you do for our family and all you mean to me!
I love each one of you in a special way. Thanks again for your influence on my life!