I spent a great deal of time this past weekend reflecting on what makes many moms “heroic.” What it boils down to are all of the “little things” that moms do to pour into our lives that help us become the people that God created us to be.
For instance, my mom:
*Encouraged me to read comic books when I was in my early teens. Later on that translated into a love for reading in general.
*Memorized Bible verses with me. Verses that I hid in my heart . . .
*Bought and slogged through extra workbooks to help me with math and language arts. In other words, she spent time with me on my homework and beyond.
*Instilled in me a belief that with God’s help absolutely ANYTHING was possible in my life. To this day I hold to that truth.
Would love to hear some of the “heroic” “little things” that your mom did for you!
Washing dirty football uniforms late into the night so it would be clean for the next days practice.
Having a warm plate of leftovers in the oven(I grew up before microwaves) when I got home from practice or work.
Always up at whatever time I got home at night just to talk about anything that happened that night out.
Always being last or doing without nice things so the kids could have what they need.
Taking us boys to church even if Dad didn’t want to go.
Serving others in all ways, making a meal, teaching a craft or helping some cause (St. Judes Children’s Hospital is her favorite).
Not having to work outside our home(Thanks Dad)
Showing unconditional love to 3 rowdy boys that she has to look up to.
So many more…
My Mom raised me- she was the Mom who cooked and cleaned and made every birthday the best. When my Dad died- she became both parents to me and worked and had to deal with a very lost teenager and all the issues that encompassed. And now that I am older- she is the best Grandma ever to my kids, she gives me guidance when I need it and respects me being an adult. She gives her time and love and funny stories to my children. But most of all- she gave me my best friend. Not many people can say that- but she really is my best friend. I (and my sisters) and the luckiest~ever! A hero- definitely.
Greg, after leading in your jr high ministry one of the biggest things I see that my mom taught me was honor. I totally honor my mom and dad. Regardless of any mistakes they might of made, I was taught to honor my family unit. My mom is 87 and my dad is 90. There are six of us kids in the family and by the Friday before mothers day my mom had a card or gift from each one of us in her hands, she was honored. If she need anything I would drop everthing to be there for her. When I listen to kids in my groups dishonor there mothers I tell them that Jesus wrote the ten commandments in the order of importants and “Honoring” your parents comes before “thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal.”
My mom embodies unconditional love.
Mom is patient, Mom is kind. Mom does not envy, she does not boast, she is not proud, except of her kids! She is not rude, she is not self-seeking, she is not easily angered, she keeps no record of wrongs. Mom does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Mom always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
I’m a musician…My mom has always been (and still is) my biggest fan.
My mother left when I was 3, but I had a wonderful Grandmother who was instrumental in introducing me to Jesus/God.
My wife has been the perfect example of what I would want for a Mother and my children have been blessed exponentially because of the “little things” and her unconditional Love!
My mom was a user and abuser, chemically dependent and hopelessly Godless in my early childhood-teen years. She taught me what NOT to be. After my college years I’m happy to say she’s turned her life over to Christ .. God is good ! We can learn w/in and from any situation