Happy 25th Mother’s Day, Mom. I love you!
I know you are in Minnesota and probably won’t see this until Monday. But just as I did for Dad last year, I’m going to give you 25 reasons I’m thankful for you.
- You love Jesus.
- You respect, love, and cherish Dad with all your heart.
- You showed us how to read the Bible and pray.
- You showed me what a godly woman looks like so I knew what kind of woman to marry.
- You love the woman I am going to marry.
- You (and Dad) support me more than anyone in ministry both financially and prayerfully.
- Your personality is strong and independent, but you are one of the most loving and compassionate people know.
- You have a really awesome sense of humor and laugh at all of my lame attempts at humor.
- You work very hard in the home, and when we were young, the house was never disorganized or chaotic (and it’s still not).
- You are an amazing cook.
- You genuinely care for and love my friends even if it’s the first time you meet them.
- You were incredibly patient with me during a rough stretch from ages 18-20, but you never pushed me away and prayed for me everyday.
- You read (and edit) everything I write and always have positive feedback.
- You have an super-super spiritual gift of faith that I tend to borrow from time-to-time.
- You came to all of my baseball games when I was younger and though you were never discouraging, you were always honest.
- You home schooled me for one year because felt isolated and unloved at the school I was attending. I never learned more in one year of school before or since.
- You’d cry with me when I cried, even if we had an argument and I was wrong (and knew it).
- You (sarcastically) offered me a lot of money to not go to South Africa, but told me I needed to go and hugged and kissed me goodbye.
- You never cease to get excited when I call home while I’m here in SA.
- You aren’t ashamed to shop and Wal-Mart and Dollar General and know how to practically make and keep a budget.
- You make DVD scrapbooks for your children, and some friends, for free.
- You invest into the spiritual, emotional, and familial lives women at MOPS (and stay up to date with them on Facebook).
- You are on Facebook.
- You always know exactly what is wrong when I have a problem with my computer and always have remedy.
- You will be the first person to offer to be a member when I am blessed to pastor a church, even if it’s not in the same state.