So much of my strength. So much of my stability. So much of my sense. So much of my discernment. So much of my faith. So much of my honesty.
So many of the positive character traits I have as an adult, are a result of the investment my mother made in me as a child.
The older I get, the more I am convinced -
I AM NOT SELF-MADE; I AM MOM-LOVED.
Time. Money. Effort. Prayers. Discipline. Encouragement. Challenge. More discipline. For over 35 years, my mom has loved me deeply and thoroughly.
And what I am most thankful for in this season of my life is that she has not allowed my becoming an adult to stop her from continuing to be my mom. She still asks hard questions. She still makes sure I'm ok. She still encourages me. She still wants me to be wise with my money and kind to my siblings. She still expects me to and drives me to be the best man of God, husband, and brother, that I am capable of being.
God has been so gracious and kind to me in this way.
I must not take it for granted.
I must not forget why I am who I am today.
I must not cease giving thanks.
I must become a great return on her investment. For her joy and God's glory.
I love you mom. Happy Mother's Day.