Sunday, May 10, 2009
Happy Mother's Day
Psalm 144:2 "He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. "
Tammy and I are blessed to have wonderful mothers who have nurtured us and been great examples of God's love in our lives. We both were raised in Christian homes, and our mothers played a big role in us being who we are (credit or blame?).
Carleen Young, Tammy's mom, is a twin and tied for the youngest of five. She's the only girl of the group. She was born and raised in Tennessee, and even though she's been in Kansas for more than 50 years, she still has that Tennessee drawl. It's easy to see why Tammy is so sweet. She got a full helping from her mom.
Carol Smale, David's mom, is the oldest of six, and she too is the only girl in the bunch. She was born and raised in Kansas City. In fact, the same doctor who delivered her delivered David and his brother. Her care and compassion has helped David deal with some tough issues throughout his life.
Carleen and Carol have known each other for more than 40 years. They are good friends and they share more than just two grandchildren. They share a love for us and a love for the Lord. They also share the fact that they have pointed all their children to Him.
We refer to God as our Heavenly Father, and rightfully so. But godly mothers gain their inspiration from a nurturing and loving God. They learn to be a stronghold their children can hold onto. So many of the characteristics we attribute to mothers are exemplified by God.
We hope this Mother's Day that you have the opportunity to thank your mother for bringing you into the world and raising you. If you are a mother, we hope your children have an opportunity to thank you as well.
God's richest blessing this special day.