1 Corinthians 13:4-84 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.
Mother's Day will be upon us this May 12. Was your mother a saintly woman flying around the house with gossamer wings humming a sweet melody? Mine wasn't either.
And as a mother I sure wasn't either. Such as life. We're all imperfect beings trying to make it in an imperfect world.
BUT you are who you ARE today because of, or in some cases, in spite of, your mother.
The Good Book instructs: Parents, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4
And our Lord is very giving. He is very forgiving. Our Lord is LOVE.
I do love my mother very much yet I've procrastinated in making her birthday, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, everything-for-the-last-few-years gift.
I made these purses for myself more than 15 years ago for my childrens' weddings. (None of whom have ever gotten married, by the way.)
This is the first one...
This is the second one....
This is the third one - I had intended on three weddings; one for each of my boys.
My mom always wanted one. So did my very, very, very, deer friend. Through the years, my deer friend has hinted oh so delicately on "really wanting a purse like you made..."
And that's what love is all about.
Obviously, my friend got hers first...
It is now my mother's turn. How did this post begin? Love is patient...
Think of all the ways your mother was patient with you growing up. Or not. Here's hoping you can return love to her and to your children...real or furry (dogs and cats, and birds, and critters all count).
It is now my mother's turn. She is kind...does not boast and is not self-seeking. She is not easily angered.
So I'm trusting that I can - AND WILL - get this done before the next snow fall.
Our last snow fall was Wednesday May 1...I took this photo that day which shows a mothers love so perfectly.