Today is my mother’s birthday and I’m thanking the Lord for her.
My mother was born in Michigan and I’ve been blessed by the many stories of her life on the family farm.
My grandparents purchased it when she was very young.
It’s still in the family.
My Aunt and her family work hard everyday and have turned it into a nonprofit organization.
They do equine therapy for children and the handicapped.
Besides telling me funny stories about Grandpa swatting flies in the barn to take out his aggression or frustration, she also told me about my father and his family.
But family stories are just a portion of the things my mother has given me since my birth.
She has taught me to work hard, to honor God, to cook and clean, to love my family, to study, and she has encouraged me to pray.
Mom and Dad bought me my first One Year Bible and even went to the trouble of having my name engraved on the cover.
I’m so thankful for that gift, because it was through it I began to really love God’s Word.
Reading the entire Bible regularly, was a turning point in my walk with the Lord
There are so many more things I could write about my mom, but the point I really wanted to make is this:
I’m very thankful to God for His gift of the baby girl, this date many years ago, because she grew up, got married, and became my mom.
Exodus 20:12 NKJV — “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your gift of family. Thank You for my mother. You know that we are not perfect, but You placed us together and for that I am so thankful. Lord, You know how You created each one of us and we are blessed to be able to walk with You in this day. Please continue to walk with each one of us. Lord, please bless my mom today and encourage her. Lord, please continue to teach each one of us through Your Word and Your Holy Spirit. Lord, please help us to walk with integrity, honoring You at all times. Lord, for those ladies who are mothers, please help each one of us, to be praying for our families, to lift up those You have placed near us. Lord, please continue to correct us, that we might not harbor sin, but quickly repent of any wrong. Lord, please teach us how to serve with joy, respond with wisdom, and love without expectation. Thank You, Lord! You are incredible and Your truth is life! I love You, Jesus. Amen.