Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
When I think of superhuman, and super mother, I think of my grandma Rita. She was a true angel on earth and a servant to the Lord. She raised eleven children with my Grandpa Ed on a small farm in Mantador, North Dakota. Life was not easy taking care of the daily chores of a farm, tending to her eleven children, all the while maintaining a cozy home for her family. She must have been exhausted by the end of the day!
Special and Loved
I was one of many grandchildren and every time I came to visit, she would love me beyond measure. She had so many people depending on her to take care of them, but she took the time to make me feel so special. She always had homecooked meals, a comfortable bed, and gave me lots of hugs and kisses. We prayed before every meal and she shared the passion of her faith with me. In talking with my mom, siblings, and cousins, she made everyone feel this way.
Faith Passed Down Generations
Rita is survived by 11 living children, 39 living grandchildren, and 77 and counting great grandchildren. She instilled such a strong faith in her children, that this beautiful gift was passed down to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. All of these people are faith-filled, kind, and loving because of the love and faith my grandparents modeled to them on a day-to-day basis.
The Most Important Job
This makes me realize how important our jobs are as parents. God has given us the greatest gift in the world, the gift of his children. He asks us to love them beyond measure and raise our children to be followers of Christ. If we do our job correctly, this beautiful gift of love and faith is passed on to our children and our great grandchildren and so on. Raising our children in a home of peace and security is invaluable to our children, our children’s children, and our world. We mustn’t take this job lightly.
I Gratefully Accept
When you wake up in the morning, gratefully accept this gift of being a mother the Lord has entrusted to you. What you teach your children will be passed on for many generations. He knew you were up for the job, and it is truly is the most important job! Everyday is equally as important as the next to show up for your children. Be present, model faith and love to them, and show them kindness. This seed of love you plant in them will be passed on for many, many generations.
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