|My mother Virginia Taylor |
posing with her wedding photo.
My mother is 92 years old. For as long as I can remember she has selflessly cared for me and my four siblings. I honestly can not remember a time when she was more concerned about her personal well-being than for that of her children. This is especially significant to me since our father died when I was just nine years old, leaving my mother to raise five children on her own.
Proverbs 6:20 says, "do not forsake your mother's teaching." Proverbs 22:6 tells parents, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
|The five Taylor kids surround my mom.|
I didn't come straight home from school and do my homework. I fed the dog from the table. I didn't keep my room clean. As I aged, I began skipping school, drinking Boone's Farm Strawberry wine and the cheapest beer we could find.
|My mother and I enjoy a good laugh|
1 Peter 5:7 says that we can "cast all our cares on Him (Jesus), for He cares for you".
|A birthday dance|
My eyes well up with tears of thankfulness as I ponder my mother's faithful and consistent trust in God. In a large way, it is why I am who I am today.
Mothers are a gift from God. Of course, it is true that none of us would be here without a mother. But think on this: where would I be without my mother?
Now tell the mothers in your life how special they are.
Happy Mother's Day.
Major Jim Taylor