Honoring Mom


“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), Ephesians 6:2 ESV

My mom was smart, beautiful and a successful novelist, but she also battled with the unseen enemy of mental illness so writing about her has not been easy. Those who have never lived with someone with their own version of reality may never understand. But God doesn’t ask us to understand, only to love and honor her with more than just flowers.

So today thanks for a mom who was also fun and adventurous. Thanks that she taught me to stand up for the weak and to not be afraid of being different. Thanks for learning that commitment means never giving up even when no one else believes in you. Thanks God for my mom who I never understood but who loved me to the end!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy Ruegg says:

    A Philippians 4:8 tribute, Pastor Pete! God will honor you for choosing to honor her in spite of a less-than-stable childhood.

    1. pastorpete51 says:

      Yeah and I hoped to encourage others like myself to hold onto the precious moments in spite of the complications of the relationship.

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