|Happy Mother's Day|
Charlotte and Ginger mentioned sharing ways our mothers nurtured us spiritually. First of all I must share that I had more than one person "mothering" me as I grew up. My two older sisters each took turns parenting me along with my mom when she was able. My oldest sister, who raised me for 9 yrs. as part of her family, provided me with the spiritual teachings I needed to become a follower of Christ. Sunday services and Sunday School, choir, family devotions and prayer time, and helping others are just some of the ways I remember being nurtured as a child. Thanks to my older sister, I was active in church and went to a Bible college. When she and her friend met my husband Joel at the college, she told me she had met the man I was "going to marry". I was not thrilled when she pointed him out and told her so. She and her friend said, "We will pray about it" and 2 yrs later Joel and I were married. Joel is the very best answer to prayer I have ever received. I have been blessed throughout the 43 years of marriage to this special man.
There have been other women in my life who have nurtured my faith ~~ some I have called friends and others I have been inspired by when reading about them. And some I have called daughter. As a mother of seven I pray I have nurtured my own children's faith.....I know I have learned much from my own girls who are mothers, and with how they live their lives as women of God.
On this Mother's Day, may you remember with fondness your own mothers, sisters, and friends who have helped to nurture your faith. May we all pause to give thanks for those special women that God has blessed us with, while at the same time asking God to keep us open to being a spiritual mentor for others.
Speaking of prayer, would you pray for me as I go in this Wed., May 11th for an endoscopy? I do believe in the power of prayer!
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