Without a doubt, mothers are some of the most wonderful creatures God has ever made! They have an honored role within the family arrangement, and we should find ways everyday to show them our gratitude for their loving care, regardless of how young or old we are.
As many of you are already aware, I love writing stories about family. In all of my books, I focus on family relationships. Yet, I don’t always reflect on the good things that families share because that is simply not reality. I also touch on their faults and imperfections because as much as we love our family, if we’re honest, we have to admit that there are times when we get on each other’s nerves and rub each other the wrong way. However, because we truly love one another, we continue putting up with one another in love. (Eph. 4:2)
I am blessed to have four Mamas in my life. Four! you say. Yes, four! First, there is my biological mother who will soon be 79. Second, I have my mother-in-law who is 77. Next is a spiritual sister in my congregation who just turned 92! And last is another spiritual sister who recently turned 90! This post would be quite lengthy if I wrote of the many ways in which they are a blessing to me. Therefore, I’ll simply say that they help me to better appreciate why God tells us to treat the older women as mothers. (1 Tim. 5:2)
Whether we have our biological mother in our life or not, there is, more than likely, someone in our life who fills that role. Perhaps it’s a grandmother, an aunt, or someone else. Whatever area we are lacking in, God always comes up with a beautiful way to make up for it.
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And as always, this is from my heart to yours,