In searching for something unique for this post, Mary suggested an idea, and then helped me to implement it.
Dad and Mom on a special trip to California.
Mom pregnant with Joseph when we lived in Washington state.
Only a few months after she had Joseph, she wore her wedding dress at her anniversary in August. To this day, she can still wear it.
Mom and Joseph.
Mom and John.
Mom with John and Joseph.
Here is a picture of Mom, almost 15 years ago, when she was pregnant with Mary, and a few days overdue.
Mom, you are amazing. You have unreservedly and unashamedly given your life to the Lord Jesus and your desire has been to serve Him in whatever way that He will use you. He has used you beyond your wildest dreams. Your testimony and life has given new hope to countless moms who are struggling. Every day, through books, ladies are encouraged, and every month, your Corner goes out to many moms, bringing them more encouragement. We sometimes hear from ladies that it was exactly what they needed. Only the Lord could put on your heart that month’s topic!
All eight of us children can say that you and Dad have done an incredible job of raising us. We are forever grateful. I only hope that I can follow in your footsteps, however the Lord would use me.
We love you very, very much. Happy Mother’s Day.
And, to all you moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day. It may not be an easy day for some. I think of those who may have just lost a baby or those who want to have children but haven’t been able to. May the Lord give you special grace this day.
“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised” (Proverbs 31:30).