A Tribute to My Mom


[ Ma and her flowers ]

May 8 – Mom’s life was not an easy one. Never did she have enough money to do for her children as she would have liked. Never did she have much in the way of labor-saving devices. Her days and nights were long and busy ones. Sickness and accidents had to be taken in stride.

She could apply to herself the following lines from a Christian writer who also was a mother of several children, and who knew the longings and heartaches of all mothers.

Her work, done faithfully in God, will be immortal. The votaries of fashion will never see or understand the immortal beauty of that Christian mother’s work, and will sneer at her old-fashioned notions and her plain, unadorned dress, while the Majesty of heaven will write the name of that faithful mother in the book of immortal fame.”

160508_HandcraftNo other work equals hers in importance. She has not, like the artist, to paint a form of beauty upon canvas; nor, like the sculptor, to chisel it from marble. She has not, like the author, to embody a noble thought in words of power; nor, like the musician, to express a beautiful sentiment in melody. It is hers, with the help of God, to develop in a human soul, the likeness of the divine.

No, she never had much time to enrich her own life, but I like to feel that as she kept her hands and eyes busy sewing, crocheting, reading, or just resting, she could with joy and happiness and peace in her heart look back forty or fifty years to the good old days when she was Ma to all seven of us. – CHRIS



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One Response to A Tribute to My Mom

  1. Richard says:

    Thanks for the beautiful tribute to Grandma. The photo of her with her flowers brings back many fine memories.


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