Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Mother's Day, Mom ♥

How many cares
does a mother's heart know--
How many joys
does a mother bestow?
How many heartwarming things
has she said--
How many tears
has she secretly shed?
How many smiles
has she given away--
How many kindnesses,
day after day?
How many dreams
has she had for another?
Nobody knows--
except for a mother.
Thank you, Mother,
for all your love
and for the way
you make life special
all year through.

Dorothy Louise Stanley Sharpley
Mary Lee Anderson Hamilton 


What a task!.... 
 I salute my Mom, and my Mother-in-law for passing the task with flying colors!  How blessed I am to have these two women still active, healthy, and lovingly involved in my life.  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

When I read the following verses from Proverbs 31, I am reminded of what the Bible tells us that  women should strive to accomplish. 

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
    She is more precious than rubies.
11 Her husband can trust her,
    and she will greatly enrich his life.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She finds wool and flax
    and busily spins it.
14 She is like a merchant’s ship,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household
    and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.
16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it;
    with her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She is energetic and strong,
    a hard worker.
18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
    her lamp burns late into the night.
19 Her hands are busy spinning thread,
    her fingers twisting fiber.
20 She extends a helping hand to the poor
    and opens her arms to the needy.
21 She has no fear of winter for her household,
    for everyone has warm[c] clothes.
22 She makes her own bedspreads.
    She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns.
23 Her husband is well known at the city gates,
    where he sits with the other civic leaders.
24 She makes belted linen garments
    and sashes to sell to the merchants.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity,
    and she laughs without fear of the future.
26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
    and she gives instructions with kindness.
27 She carefully watches everything in her household
    and suffers nothing from laziness.
28 Her children stand and bless her.
    Her husband praises her:
29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
    but you surpass them all!”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
    but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
31 Reward her for all she has done.
    Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

As for me......Oh Yes.......
I'm a Mother, too!
What an honor!
Lauren, Sarah, and Walter

Andrew, Stephanie, and Brian
and Landon

3 John 1:4   I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in TRUTH.

I love the Proverbs 31 daily devotions. A special lady sent this to me yesterday. What a powerful reminder! ----->  A Mother's Hand

H.A.P.P.Y   M.O.T.H.E.R.'S   D.A.Y