M is for the memories we have shared

O is for the outstanding person I see in you

T is for all the things you have taught me

H is for the kind heart that you have

E is for everything you have given and shown me

R is for the remembrance I will have of you

This poem by Amber Montgomery is probably one similar to many that you have heard and will read this week. Sunday is Mother’s Day. For some, it’s a time to joyfully celebrate with someone who is entering their first year of motherhood. For others, it is a time to honor the one they have known for years. And for many others, it’s a time to look back on one who has passed leaving a legacy of teaching, memories and generations to follow in her footsteps.

My mother is one who has given many memories and teachings. She always has been there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. If given a task or simply sees one that needs to be done, she will put 110 percent into the job and do it well. She is highly respected by any who know her and gives back as much to them. She is a strong woman. She can do anything she sets her mind to, yet, even as a powerful woman she still loves and submits to her husband. They may disagree at times, but the love she has for him overreaches any controversy. She shows her love for him by her actions and it cannot be denied by anyone. She cares about her family, both immediate and extended. She loves her own brothers and sisters and even those that she married into. I don’t know if there is another in-law who gives so much to those she is related to by marriage. She cares deeply for children and families, desiring to see them have the same love in their homes as she gives in hers. And she sincerely desires to see God’s name glorified and for people to come to know Christ and have Him impact their lives as He has impacted hers. My mother is all those things and much, much more. If you wonder what depicts a godly wife and mother, look to mine. We don’t always see eye to eye, but I know that no matter how far I go or how low I may fall, my mother will love me no matter what. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms who give so much to so many.