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To My Mother:

May 8, 2011

Thank you mom for all the time you took to raise us, all the patience you had to put up with us, and all the wisdom you instilled into us.

Thank you for being the ultimate “domestic engineer”!

We numbered nine of us and yet you still found the time to teach us how to cook, clean, budget our money, and learn about God.

You didn’t let us get away with breaking the rules, but your discipline was always dished out with a healthy dose of love and forgiveness.

When you realized that any of us was developing a hobby you’d support us all the way: Whether it be sitting down to watch a whole game of pro ball with one of the boys or  teaching one of us girls how to sew, we always knew you would let us grow to be our own individual persons.

You’d welcome us home from school on cold winter afternoons with fresh, hot, home made bread and a mug of hot cocoa.

You knew how to make the “bestest!” home made spaghetti sauce in the whole wide world!

You knew how to sew home made clothes with such quality that others always complimented the clothing, asking which store they came from.

And thank you for loving our father through all these years, in spite of his PTSD caused by the war he was drafted into. You stuck through his issues, supported his business endeavors, and loved him as your best friend.

Mom you taught us domestic skills, morality, spirituality, unconditional love and commitment.

Thank you for all of it. You are a major part of who I am today, and I can’t express the appreciation I have for you.

I will always love you.

Mother’s Day

May 8, 2011

Here in the United States, the second Sunday in May is observed as “Mother’s Day”. This year it falls on May 8th, which is tomorrow. Therefore, in honour of this yearly observance I present to you these Biblical passages to remind us of the blessings and respect that God bestowed on the position of motherhood (taken from the King James Version):

Genesis 3:20
And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

Genesis 17:16
(God speaking in reference to Sarah, the wife of Abraham) And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations, kings of people shall be of her.

Exodus 21:17
And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

Leviticus 19:3
Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths.

Deuteronomy 5:16
Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that they days may be prolonged.

Psalms 113:9
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.

Proverbs 1:8
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

Proverbs 20:20
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Matthew 15:4-6
For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

Matthew 19:19
Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Galatians 4:26
But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Ephesians 6:2
Honour thy father and thy mother


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