Sunday, May 8, 2011

BIBLE PICK 'EMS - A Proverbs Tribute to My Mom

Who can find a virtuous and capable [mother]?

I can.

She's my mom.

She is more precious than rubies.

I think my mom is priceless.

[I] can trust her, and she will greatly enrich [my] life.

She is my confidante, my listening ear and shoulder to cry on. She's my best friend. I can't imagine my life without her.

She brings good, not harm – all the days of her life.

My mom has made my life's journey so much easier, so much better. She always thinks of my best interests.

She finds wool and flax and busily spins it.

My mom always made sure that I had nice, clean clothes to wear.

She [brings] her food from afar.

I can't count the miles she has walked in the grocery store. She still sneaks food to me!

She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household…

I couldn't begin to count the meals my mom prepared – the sack lunches she packed. All that food was her way of saying, "I love you."

…and plan the day's work.

My mom planned her days – always working to maintain our household, while at the same time creating a home.

She goes to inspect a field and buys it.

My mom was wise with money – she knew when to save it, and she knew when to give it away.

She is energetic and strong, a hard worker.

Yes, even now when her steps have slowed, my mom continues to work tirelessly for the betterment of our family. And she is never too tired for me.

Her lamp burns late into the night.

How many times did my mom stay up late at night, waiting for me to come home safely? Or how many times did she lose sleep, just to talk with me? She still does.

She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.

My mom is the most generous woman I know. She unselfishly shares her money, her time, her heart – with family, yes – but also with strangers.

She is clothed with strength and dignity.

My mother is poised and charming, modest and honorable. She has never dealt with anyone harshly. She possesses a quiet strength that I try to copy.

She laughs without fear of the future.

My mom knows to whom she belongs – both now and forever. She has total faith and hope in the Lord who holds her securely.

When she speaks, her words are wise.

I still turn to my mom for counsel and advice. She speaks from experience. She speaks from a lifetime of following the Lord. She talks, and I listen.

She gives instructions with kindness.

My mom has never made me feel stupid, or inconvenient, or bothersome, or tiring. Her discipline was always given with love. She has always held my heart with kindness.

Her children stand and bless her.

I bless her!

She is a treasure beyond measure. She carefully watches all of her children, and her grandchildren. They are never far from her thoughts or her prayers.

There are many virtuous and capable women in the world – but you surpass them all!

Oh Mom, you're the absolute best!

Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised.

My mother's face shines with the graceful glow of the Holy Spirit. I love her for herself – and I love her for leading me to the feet of Jesus.

Reward her for all she has done.

Mom, these words express just a small portion of the love and gratitude I have in my heart. For words will never begin to tell you what I owe you. Thank you for being such a great mother, such a caring friend, and such a kindred spirit. Thank you for bringing Jesus to me, and for helping me along as I seek to follow Him. I'm so glad you're still a part of my life - and that I'll always be your little girl.

I can't wait to spend eternity with you!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, Mom – love you forever!


****A very Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!!****


(Thoughts based on Proverbs 31)


"When in doubt, search God out!"

12 comments:

  1. Sharon, this is beautiful. I loved how you took the passages of scripture and referenced your own mother. I could say the same about my own mom. Even though she has been gone a number of years, I still remember all those things she did and I am most grateful for her teaching me about Jesus.

    Blessings and Happy Mothers Day,
    Joan

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  2. This is just wonderful and don't we all pray that one day our children will see us in the same way...but more than that, that our Savoir will say, "well done good and faithful servant".
    Happy Mother's Day...to you, a Proverbs 31 lady.

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  3. I can't imagine a more beautiful tribute to your mother. She is blessed to have Sharon for her daughter. This will really make her day!

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  4. ((((Sharon and mom))) What a beautifully written tribute to your mom, Sharon! Truly a woman of the Lord who taught her family the same!! I hope you both have a great Mother's Day!

    betty

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  5. You mom sounds wonderful and I am NOT surprised because you are just like her. Happy Mother's Day!

    sandie

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  6. Happy Mother's Day Sharon!

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  7. Beautiful words, Sharon! Happy Mother's Day!
    Wendy

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  8. I have decided to call these posts of yours "Walkabouts". I love the way you walk about the passage and interject a little chatter along the way.

    You did a great job with this one. Happy Mother's Day to your mom and YOU.

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  9. This was so beautifully done...I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  10. Thanks, lovely women, for stopping by and leaving such kind comments. I hope that each one of you celebrated a special Mother's Day!

    My mom is really an angel. It gave me such joy to be able to read these words to her. Her comment at the end? "Are you sure you're talking about me? I don't think I deserve this." It was so HER - humble and sweet.

    May God continue to teach us how to be good mothers and grandmothers. May our families know that there is nothing we wouldn't do for them, that we pray for them all the time, and that we put God first in everything.

    God taught me about love from my mother - and He teaches me about love when I give it to my children.

    GOD BLESS!

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  11. Hi Sharon -

    I love this precious tribute to your mother. It is rich with love, care, and gratitude.

    Your love for your mom shines through vividly.

    Glory to GOD for such a precious mother!

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  12. Sandra - Thank you! God gave me a great gift when He allowed me to be born to my mom. She's a sweetheart...

    Won't we have the best time in Heaven with each other, and with both our moms?!?!

    GOD BLESS!

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"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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