I Love My Mom!

I love my Mom!

I love my Mom!

Mrs. Hyacinth is my Mom. She’s been gone seven years and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. She is my first love and my heartstring. I always said that the umbilical cord was never cut. Don’t get me wrong, Ma and I had our disagreements. You see, Ma had me when she was 45 years old and I was the last of seven. As the West Indian old folks would say, I was the “wash belly.” So there was a big age gap and we did have our differences. But I loved my Mom!

Ma loved God

Ma loved the Lord and was a devout Christian. She served God, her family, her church and her community. She was a prayer warrior, she was on her knees, everyday, for hours, praying for her family and friends by name and for her church and community. I always wondered, “How could she kneel that long on a thin rug on a concrete floor for hours?” I knew it hurt because when I did it, for much less time, my knees would hurt. What dedication and devotion. Truly amazing!

Ma introduced me to God…

Ma introduced me to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and that is priceless. Because of her, I am a devout Christian, I love God the Father, I am a follower of Jesus Christ and I am led by the Holy Spirit.

She is my role model and I thank God for her everyday. There wasn’t anything I wouldn’t do for my Mom. She asked and she received. I did everything that was in my power and means for her. I made sure to tell her how much I loved her and appreciated her. There are no words to describe how I felt when I lost my Mom. It was the worst day of my life. But I can say that I have no regrets. I take that back, I have one regret, that I was not with her when she took her last breath. That’s just something I have to live with for the rest of my life.

I miss Ma everyday and will miss her for the rest of my life. I remember her always saying, “You’re always taking pictures.” And I’m so glad I did because now I can look at them and reminisce and smile when I see her face. But I know that one day I will see her face-to-face again in heaven. I look forward to that grand reunion.

Love Your Mom!

Is your Mom alive and you haven’t talked with her for a while? Please give her a call and talk with her and don’t rush through the conversation. If you haven’t seen your Mom for a while, go see her, hug her and tell her how much you love her and appreciate her. Is your Mom elderly? Then go sit with her, read to her, look around and make sure things are in order and that she is well taken care of; take her out for a drive, to church, dinner, movie, just do something with her. Moms are not perfect, none of us are. Love your Mom!

Bible Reflection

“Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 NLT

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs with no fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and kindness is the rule when she gives instructions. She carefully watches all that goes on in her household and does not have to bear the consequences of laziness. Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her. “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.” Proverbs 31:25-31 NLT

“She must be well respected by everyone because of the good she has done. Has she brought up her children well? Has she been kind to strangers? Has she served other Christians humbly? Has she helped those who are in trouble? Has she always been ready to do good?” 1 Timothy 5:10 NLT

From Deb’s Red Heart to yours…

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