A Letter to My Mother

Dear Mother,

There is so much to thank you for and this is really the smallest list of all the lovely things I could say about you.

Thank you for helping me see that ‘doing something important’ with your life and serving your family are the same thing. Thank you for giving your best energy and love in a quiet, long-lasting way to those closest to you. Your life is a gift to our entire family.

Thank you for having an inward focus on family and an upward focus on God. For not getting distracted by the glittery things that drag many into misplaced affection and devotion.

Thank you for showing me strength is never about yelling or posturing or demanding your own way but in prayer and patience and yielding to God.

For always forgiving, never resenting.

For standing beside me. No matter what. For never giving up on God’s best in my life.

For showing me the most romantic marriage is the long-lasting one. For a living a marriage promise to the end. And for being Daddy’s biggest champion.

For showing me sacrifice for others is a most beautiful thing and that joy is the end result.

Thank you for being a godly wife, mom, and Mimi.

I love you.

verses for a godly mother

Keep your mind on things above, not on worldly things. Colossians 3:2

Love is patient, love is kind. 1 Corinthians 13:4

Love is not easily angered or resentful. 1 Corinthians 13:5

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful. 1 Corinthians 13:7

She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:12

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