By: Betty Predmore & Cassie Acosta
Month after month, I share my blogs with you all. Month after month, I give you glimpses into my life, my family, my heart…often with humor for the zaniness that resides in our home, and often with a humble heart for all that God has given me.
This month, in honor of Mother’s Day, I am honored to share with you a blog my sweet daughter wrote for her mama. Just like any mother, I feel fortunate for the children I have been blessed with. Most of the time, being a mama is a thankless job. I know you moms can relate. But every once in a while, a child will do something special that just blesses your heart. Something that makes you stop and say, ” Thank you, Lord, for the gift of this sweet child.” This is one of those moments….a “thank you Lord” moment, for the sweet words and loving heart of a daughter that is such a treasure to me. So I share my gift with all you mamas, and I pray that you have those sweet “thank you Lord” moments in your own hearts:
For you, my dear momma:
I am your typical daughter; there is little that is special about me. The only distinct difference between me and other daughters is the kind of mother that I have behind me.
A mother plays a vital role in a child’s life, particularly her daughter’s. My mom and I have had our fair share of issues but when all is said and done, she is so much more to me than just a mother. She is my mom, my friend, my leader and quite often, my voice of reason when I’ve gotten lost in the ways of this crazy world. The word ‘mom’ has come to hold so much more meaning to me as years go by, I grow older and I find myself needing her more and more.
“She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” -Proverbs 31:27
My mother is a soldier; an everyday hero hidden amongst the rest of the world. You will find no patches or insignia on her dress, simply a heart for her family that she bares proudly on her sleeve. She has not faced your typical war, but rather the war that exists between mother and child, a war that causes much heartache and yet, she stands firmly all the while. We’d like to assume that when it comes to all mothers (or all parents, really) that the love they have for their child is unwavering. But more often than we’d like to admit, this is simply not the case. I’ve given my mom plenty of reasons to dislike me. In fact, most of my siblings have, but her love has never faltered.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity, she can laugh at the days to come.” -Proverbs 31:25P
My mother is a leader. She exudes greatness in all that she does while maintaining grace and humility. My mom is not perfect, nor would she ever claim to be, but her flaws are often her greatest strengths. She speaks with wisdom, always leading from faithful instruction rather than haste and anger (Proverbs 31:26). My mom is a Proverbs 31 woman, through and through, and is the most wonderful deliverer of the Lord’s message.
My dear mother is my light and my greatest inspiration. She is all that I am and ever hope to be. Thank you God for the ultimate blessing that is my mother. For she is the only one who knows my words before I speak and my heart without question.
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” -Proverbs 31:29