Former procrastinators, I’m touching up some earlier blogs to share. This will give me opportunity to work on some new developments at home. Thank you!
As we give tribute to our mothers this week, I want to express appreciation for my mother who loved the Lord and did not procrastinate. At all. Two philosophies my mother had benefitted our lives growing up and illustrate her diligence.
“You have it. Use it!”
She saw a new dress hanging in my closet. “Oh, is this new? I like that! I haven’t seen you wear it.” “Well, I haven’t worn it yet.” “What are you saving it for? You have it – wear it!”
This approach applied to anything. You have china? Use it. Don’t save it for special occasions. You can carry a tune? Lead the singing. It even applied to grass. Our front yard was the kickball field for the neighborhood. One friend said, “Those kids are ruining your yard. Look at that big bare spot.” Mother responded, “It’s okay! That’s second base. We can have grass when the children are grown.”
“Do what you can.”
I stood in the dining room, fabric spread over the table. Mother said, “I’m not a good seamstress, but I do know how to lay out a pattern well. I will teach you that much.”
Whether it was listening to a hurting heart, baking a cake for a family, or driving immediately to someone’s home when help was needed, she would do what she could. It might not be the whole of what was needed, but she did what she could.
Using what she had and doing what she could, my mother impacted many lives deeply. My life is one of them and I am very grateful. I want to be like that. Thank you, Mother! Thank you, Lord!
Happy Mother’s Day, mothers! And to all sisters who nurture others and bless their souls!
What’s something you appreciate about your mom?