~ Someone who cares when others couldn’t care less.
~ Someone who encourages when others discourage.
~ Someone who defends when others attack.
~ Someone who is patient when others are intolerable.
~ Someone who appreciates when others ignore.
~ Someone who is accepting when others reject.
~ Someone who gives security in an uncertain world.
~ Someone who is a friend always, to cherish and protect, as her achievements will linger for generations. – Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL
The saying that someone has something about them that only a mother could love speaks volumes about the love of mothers for their children. Of course mothers are not perfect and not all mothers love as mothers should. We are blessed with the examples of many godly mothers in the Bible and should learn from them whether we are mothers or not.
One of the harshest rebukes Jesus gave was toward those who through trickery and a false show of piety weaseled their way out of caring for their aging mothers. Some of Jesus’ final words were making sure his mother would be taken care of by John. God commands us to honor our mothers, but he shouldn’t have to make it a command. If your mother is still living make sure she knows that you love her and honor her.