Hey friends, how are you today? How was your week? Phew! This week has been extra busy yet extra special because we celebrated the birthday of our first born.  (You know how I feel about birthdays). She is 25 years old! I just can’t believe it! Where did the time go? I admit the Lord has used my role as a mother to draw me closer to Him.  Being a parent has kept and continues to keep me on my knees.  I remember when I was pregnant with Cleo, I thought my life would be no different from what it was at the time.  Boy, was I wrong! Now after parenting for over 25 years and counting, I’ve decided that if when they fail to live up to society’s standard, they blame the parents, then it’s only right, when they succeed, parents should get the credit! Don’t you think so too? 

This world seemingly wants to snatch our roles as parents right out of our hands, and ignorance and naïveté held out the reins.  This first born teaches at one of our city schools and every day, there seems to be one drama or another. How thankful I am that the Lord led us to homeschool, although at the time, I could not see the purpose of it.  From homeschool to public school teacher… oh, the irony! How thankful I am that our girls are 25 and 22 and not 5 and 2.  I pray even now for our future grandchildren, because this society has turned its back on God and our children are paying the price.  

Although, I am sure we appreciate that one day given to acknowledge us as mothers, we would all agree that there should be at least two such days in a year; May is good but somewhere around October, we are ready for another appreciation day.  

 The responsibility to nurture Christ-like virtues in a child is one God has called all godly women to perform. Older women have been called to teach younger women in Titus 2:3-5.  The Lord called the older women to train younger woman. Likewise younger women are to carry out their mandate by instilling godly character in children (Deuteronomy 6:7).  

As mothers we have been called to impart knowledge of the Word of God, to teach obedience to the Word of God, (that is the standard) to instill trust and faith in the Lord to our children.   Let us, mothers, unconditionally and unwaveringly love, (John 15:12) carefully and gently discipline, (Proverbs 22:6wisely and economically provide, (Proverbs 31:15; Proverbs 31:21) sincerely and truthfully encourage, (Hebrews 10:24) diligently and thoroughly teach, (2 Timothy 2:24), prudently and meticulously observe, (Proverbs 31:27.) humbly and earnestly exemplify (1 Timothy 4:12).  

Children are our gift from the Lord, we demonstrate and prove our love to them by making the Word of God, the final authority in our lives.  

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  1. Beautiful!! Happy Birthday to Cleo! She is blessed to have you as a mama! And yes as a substitute teacher I also think of how the days grow uglier and harder, praying that these kids growing up and the ones to come would turn sharply to the Lord. Seems each year of subbing gets more challenging than the year before..more behavior issues, more carelessness.

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  2. Love the pics of your girls. I also have two daughters. Mine, however, are much older – 47 and 52. But even at this age, I still am mothering. One of my daughters told me recently that while my training and influence may not be what it was when they were young, she said “You are showing us how to grow old with grace and faith in God.” I hope so.

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  3. LOVE the pictures of you and your beautiful daughters!
    As mothers (and fathers) we have been given much. This reminds me of the passage nestled in Luke 12.48: ” everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required;”

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