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Happy Mothers’ Day

on May 11, 2008

One of the moms in my class sent the following email.
It touched me, so here it is:

Wishing all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day

“Be followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”1

Lee Strobel tells about a mother from Costa Mesa, California who told about the day her three-year old son was on her heels wherever she went. She was having trouble doing her routine chores.

“Whenever I stopped to do something and turned back around I would trip over him,” she said. “Several times I suggested fun activities to keep him occupied, but he would just smile and say, ‘That’s all right Mommy I’d rather be in here with you.’ He continued to follow me and after the fifth trip, my patience wore thin and I asked him why he was following me constantly.”

He said, “My Sunday school teacher told me to walk in Jesus’ footsteps but I can’t see him so I’m walking in yours.”

The greatest way we can teach our children about and show our loved ones the love of Jesus is through the example of how we live, and how we model his love in our everyday life.

As another has said, “We raise not the children we want but the children that we the parents are.”

Suggested prayer, “Dear God, please help me to so live that people, especially my children (and loved ones), will see Jesus in me and will want to follow in my footsteps and have Jesus in their life too. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus’ name, amen.”

1. 1 Corinthians 11:1 (KJV).

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2 responses to “Happy Mothers’ Day

  1. bluesleepy says:

    What a sweet story!!! Happy Mother’s Day to YOU, my friend!

  2. l'empress says:

    One of my buddies, writing about motherhood, said that the best thing she did for her kids was lead by example. Funny how these things seem to tie together.

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