Mother and Child Paintings by Mary Cassatt

I'm going to add a bit of class to my blog today. Mary Cassatt is my favorite artist. I don't know much about art, but I know that I like this impressionist's paintings. I find it interesting that Mary Cassatt never had children of her own.

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.