To The Mothers In My Life


To the mothers in my life,

     “Thank you” doesn’t even begin to give justice to what you deserve. They say being a mother is one of the hardest, but most rewarding jobs there is. I’m thankful to have two wonderful women in my life who were willing to accept the job of being a mother.

     I am thankful for my wife who continues to impress me with the unending task of juggling being a wife, a preacher’s wife, a fourth grade teacher, and now a mom. Somehow you still find a way to give your attention to the people that matter most in your life. Above all, I am thankful for a wife who values the spiritual over the physical. You always tell me the most important thing is that you want your son to be in heaven. It makes me so happy to know that your goals for our son are on the spiritual and not the physical.

     I’ll never forget the first time Landon was placed in your arms: he stopped crying and looked right into your eyes. You both just stared at each other and I knew at that moment that there was a bond that no one could ever match. I look forward to raising our son together. I look forward to teaching him about God and the importance of Jesus’ sacrifice. Lord willing he will be a Christian some day.

     I am also thankful for my mother who sacrificed so much in raising three boys. You kept three, very active boys alive which is a task that should not be taken lightly. I remember the trouble that my older brother and I got into and yet you were still able to stay calm and patient with us. I am thankful that you made me attend services every Sunday and Wednesday. I am thankful that you wouldn’t let me play sports during services and Bible classes, teaching me the importance of worshiping God comes before playing sports. Church was never an option, but instead a priority. God always came first.

     To the mothers in my life: thank you. Thank you for making me the man I am today. Thank you for teaching me about God. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your love and support. Most of all, thank you for accepting the job of mother.

I love you both,

                        Your husband and son.

“Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her:” ~ Proverbs 31:28