Every chance I get to tell the world about how blessed I am to have a wonderful family, I'd grab it without any hesitation. I believe, and I know my dad and my brothers will strongly agree, that my mom is the light of our family.
"The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.", says Proverbs 14:1.
I am thankful that the Lord blessed me with a wise woman to be my mom. She brought us to the Lord. She prayed for us. During my younger years, she would often use her charms and her beautiful eyes to stare at me so I'd be force to do things like praying, going to church, attending prayer meetings, studying, cleaning and cooking. She might be traditional, lecturing me and teaching me how to do things so that my future husband will not bring me back to my parents and say that I can't be a good wife, but hey I learned how to be responsible because of that. She's not only my mother but she is also my best friend. She is not only my best friend but she is also my brothers' and my dad's best friend. I don't know how she can actually divide her self for everybody. She's a wondermom!
"Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands.", says 1 Peter 3:1-5
I believe that my dad is also thankful to have her as his wife. My mom is the most patient and loving person I've ever known in my life. She was able to survive the life of an army wife. She raised us while living a life that will surely make a woman worry about their partner's life. I remember how she remained to be loving and understanding despite of the fact that her life as an army wife is more challenging than to be in a long distance relationship. I saw how she lifted up her worries to the Lord. We experienced to have no communication from dad for months and he used to come home at most twice a month. My dad is a workaholic; he loves his job so much. He is blessed to have my mother as wife. She never questioned or made him choose between his passion or his family. She supported and loved him unconditionally. My mom told me that she used to tell me stories and show me a picture of him everyday so that I wouldn't forget about him. I guess that's how I became a daddy's girl even for the fact that I grew up without him on my side 24/7. I have the best relationship with my father and it's all because of my mom.
"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb", says Psalm 139:13.
Lord, thank You for this wonderful woman whom you've chosen to be my mother. I pray that You will bless me with the same strength, wisdom, love and beauty so that I will become a wise woman who can build my own wonderful family someday.
Happy Mother's Day, Mommy!
We love you!
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm all the days of her life.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate
Proverbs 31:10-12 and 25-31