Today’s “Thankful Theme” will center around my mother in honor of Mother’s Day (which reminds me, I need to get her gift, and soon.) Here is my list of things about her that make me very thankful (in no particular order):
* Her love of Jesus Christ and her desire to serve Him wholeheartedly
* Her love of my dad. Their marriage of 36 1/2 years through all the highs and lows is a shining example in a world where divorce is becoming increasingly common.
* Her love of each of her five children, her four children-in-law, and her eight (soon to be nine) grandchildren.
* Her commitment to being a prayer warrior.
* Her quiet humility.
* Her disciplined approach to all areas of life. (I wish I had inherited a little more of that. Instead, I inherited my dad’s randomness–sigh. It’s fun, but not always profitable.)
* Her fairness. She is a high school math teacher (and a good one at that), and she has an exceptional talent for making sure everyone gets exactly the same amount of whatever is the treat of the day.
* Her strength of character.
*Her frugality. Again, I wish I had inherited a little more of that. She’s a whiz at finding a good bargain. She has always been the family bookkeeper, and she’s fantastic at it. It was only during the last few years that I realized how hard it must have been for her and my dad to make ends meet when I was a young child. Dad’s salary couldn’t have been very big, and they were working for dad to go to seminary and for all five of us children to attend Christian schools. Still, she didn’t ever let us think we had less than the best. We were always very well-fed and well-clothed and happy.
*Her honesty. She’s never one to gush or say something she doesn’t mean. So a compliment from her can mean the world.
Thanks Mom! I love you!