mothers day.

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels…Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all… a women who fears the Lord is to be praised.” {prov. 31}

Mom, thank you for all you’ve sown into my life. For raising me in a gospel-centered home. For becoming my best friend. For always being there to listen, for sharing long talks until 1AM. Thank you for never letting me continue in sin, but continually preaching the gospel. Thank you for all the laughter and our ‘dumb & dumber’ adventures. For taking my mistakes in stride-like when the route I choose on the atlas doesn't say the roads go ever deeper into ghetto Baltimore. (and for being honest with your own:"you said ft mchenry was in Annapolis!!").
Thank you for showing me how to have glorify God in uncertainty. With everything that's happened over the past 5 years, I am amazed at your steadfast trust in God. You're strong in the strength of His grace. In knowing your own weakness, you've been a living explanation of 2 Cor. 9-10. I would never have known exactly what Paul was talking about if not for you.
But thank you most of all for how you live your life. For being a godly wife and mum. I want to be like you when I grow up. (i just don't want to wait quite as long as you did. haha)


karawarnock; said...

so sweet darling.
i've never met your mother before but she sounds beyond wonderful.

Anonymous said...

she IS so beyond wonderful (yes you are, Sandi :)

that was beautiful, damaris.

i love you both!!

(who forgot her password :)

sherlock said...

good post damaris.