Celebrating the Ladies in my life
Updated: Jan 7
Mother's Day was first established in 1908 to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.”
I am privileged to have three ladies in my life that I can honor on this day; my own mother (Jean Flue/Evans, my wife (Terry Flue/Hunter), and my own daughter (Lesley). Each of these ladies has helped form who I am and what I stand for.
Each of these ladies embodies motherhood as portrayed in the Bible:
Proverbs 31: 10 – A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds.
Proverbs 18:22 – He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.
Proverbs 31:28 – Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.
Mother's day is emotionally hard, this year. I miss my mom, and my wife. During church this morning, while worshiping, I was given a vision of Jesus looking down on me, and by his side were my mom and my wife. Thank you Jesus for this comforting vision.
I am especially proud of my daughter. There have been good times, and there were bad times; times when choices could have been different. But, in the end, she overcame, she is a winner, and she is accomplishing much. I know that her mom (Terry) is looking down on her, smiling, and cheering (“You go Girl!”).
Bittersweet – I am sad today. I am proud today. I am honored today.
God Bless these three ladies in my life.
Dear God, soften the pain. Make the good memories stronger, that they will overshadow the pain. Thank you for these ladies, and bless them abundantly. As life goes on, give me the strength to carry the lessons that I have learned from them, and to pass on the lessons I have learned through our relationships to those that I touch each and every day. – Amen.