A Lesson Learned from Mom


The Internet Cafe Saturday Meme

The question for May 10th is:

What is the greatest lesson you learned from your mother or a mom like figure in your life?

One of the greatest lessons that my mom taught me is that there are many roles of a Christian woman. I saw through her example how to do it all. The key to doing it all - is not to do it all at once. In her early adult years, she graduated from college, got married, participated in Christian ministry work, and worked full time. When my sister and I were young, she dedicated much of her time to taking care of us and doing creative things for the home like baking, canning, painting, macramé and other crafts. When we were in grade school, she got involved in our school, worked part time, and led clubs like Blue Birds and 4-H. When we were teens, she went back to work full-time as a teacher and devoted more time to writing and speaking. Through out my childhood, I observed my mom raise us, support my dad, work, serve God, volunteer, encourage others, follow her own interests and hobbies, and spend time with friends. As a Christian woman, my mom had it all. She kept it all well balanced and I don't remember seeing that it ever overwhelmed her. I learned that there are different seasons in a woman's life. It's a wonderful blessing to be a woman and to be able to have so many different opportunities and experiences in my life.

Happy Mother's Day Mom. Thank you for being such a good example to me.


10 comments:

Julie said...

What a sweet tribute to your mother.

Thanks for sharing,

Julie

Beloved MaMa said...

you are truly blessed :o)

Melanie said...

What a great tribute to your mother. She sounds like a very special lady!

lori said...

What a beautiful gift your mom gave you....wonderful! What blessed women we are to have moms who LOVED us!

Happy Mother's Day...
blessings,
lori

Amrita said...

A wonderful Christian woman indeed. God bless you dear ladies.

Sheila said...

What a great example to have! Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a Wonderful MOther's Day, and nice to "meet" you too!

I've added you to my bloglines, I'll have to be back to visit often!

Sheila

Denise said...

Such a precious tribute to your dear mom.

iheartchocolate said...

Beautiful!

Tänia said...

This is a very sweet tribute to such a great Mom! Thank you for sharing!

Tänia of http://weirblessed.com/faithprints/?p=210

A Stone Gatherer said...

Oh my question for your mom is how did she keep it from overwhelming her??!!!!