This is a pic of a treasured handwritten card from my precious Mom. Her name was Rose Ann. She was a rose for sure. Like the rose, her life was filled with many thorns, but still the beauty of her spirit within bloomed to encourage and bless many. She loved to laugh and her laughter outshined so much of the depression, difficulties and the heartaches she faced for most of her life, including giving up a daughter to adoption and burying one son shortly after birth and another son at age 30. This handwritten note is a simple and very special treasure. I have saved many other notes and cards my Mom wrote to me over the years. They are priceless momentos to this day.❤️
I was also blessed to have a kind and loving stepmother, Jeanette, and a wonderful mother-in-law, Helen. I am also thankful to have been mentored by several godly mothers in my lifetime.
I hope you have special and treasured memories and momentos from your Mom and the Mothers in your life. If so, give God praise and thanks. If you can do so, either in person or through a handwritten note, thank and praise your Mom while she is still living. If not, remember your blessings and be thankful. Then, consider showing praise and appreciation for the other Motherly figures in your life. Also, consider sharing encouragement with some other Moms who may desperately need to be praised and treasured by someone today.
Here are some praises for all the loving and godly mothers:
She searches out continually to possess that which is pure and righteous. She delights in the work of her hands. She gives out revelation-truth to feed others. She is like a trading ship bringing divine supplies from the merchant. Even in the night season she arises and sets food on the table for hungry ones in her house and for others. She sets her heart upon a nation and takes it as her own, carrying it within her. She labors there to plant the living vines. She wraps herself in strength, might, and power in all her works. She tastes and experiences a better substance, and her shining light will not be extinguished, no matter how dark the night. She stretches out her hands to help the needy and she lays hold of the wheels of government. She is known by her extravagant generosity to the poor, for she always reaches out her hands to those in need. She is not afraid of tribulation, for all her household is covered in the dual garments of righteousness and grace. Her clothing is beautifully knit together— a purple gown of exquisite linen. Her husband is famous and admired by all, sitting as the venerable judge of his people. Even her works of righteousness she does for the benefit of her enemies. Bold power and glorious majesty are wrapped around her as she laughs with joy over the latter days. Her teachings are filled with wisdom and kindness as loving instruction pours from her lips. She watches over the ways of her household and meets every need they have. Her sons and daughters arise in one accord to extol her virtues, and her husband arises to speak of her in glowing terms. “There are many valiant and noble ones, but you have ascended above them all!” Charm can be misleading, and beauty is vain and so quickly fades, but this virtuous woman lives in the wonder, awe, and fear of the Lord. She will be praised throughout eternity. So go ahead and give her the credit that is due, for she has become a radiant woman, and all her loving works of righteousness deserve to be admired at the gateways of every city!
Proverbs 31:13-31 The Passion Translation
Here is the blessing I wrote out in numerous cards and prayed over my own precious Mom while she was still here: May the Lord bless you and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.