Hello Ladies! It’s been such a long time since I last had a chance to share.
The “TO” gathering in April was very nice. I would like to say a special thank you to all the ladies who came out and to those who gave financially to support our mission. We have such busy schedules and so much to do. If we’re not careful, we’ll allow the happenings of everyday to snuff out our TIME. So thanks for making “TimeOut” a must have in your life. It’s so nice to be able to reflect on the marriage days past and get rejuvenated for the marriage days ahead. I so look forward to seeing you all again in June.
Speaking of reflecting; there has been a lot of time to reflect on mothering these past few weeks. I noticed that when deciding the ‘value’ of our mothers, we often look at all the things our mother’s do –or- have done… for us. We even take time to weigh the things we believe they could or should have done differently. Without question, we all seem to pull a big part of our idea of what a mother is from all the things we learned from our own mothers (grand-mothers, foster mother, adoptive mothers, step-mothers, or mother figures) as we grew up in their care. We so easily view mothering from the perspective of the receiver; the one who acquires something.
And now that we’re married, we don’t tally mothering much differently. Still from the view of the receiver: How many times have you looked at your husband and wondered…..”Is that what your mother taught you?”
2 Timothy 1:5, Paul tells Timothy, “ .. clearly recalling your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois, then in your mother Eunice, and I am convinced is in you also.”
Here, Paul acknowledges the faith through Christ teachings Timothy received from his mother and his mother’s mother. Timothy’s character now on display as a byproduct of what he had been taught from generations before him.
As you reflect on mothering and all that was taught to your husband ; my heart beg the question.
What did your mother teach you?
What were you taught about being a wife?
“…women are to be reverent in behavior. Teach what is good, encourage the women to love their husbands…”
~ Titus 2:3-5