These beautiful flowers from my son, Christian were delivered at 9:40 PM on Saturday night with an apology for the lateness of the hour. I was just delighted for the beautiful remembrance .
Christian, Katherine, David and me in Skanetateles last Thanksgiving.
This lovely bird house from Katie is just perfect for my little secret garden.
My children know me well!
Exodus 20:12King James Version (KJV)
12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
In these days where the holy scriptures are made fun of , ignored, or held in contempt, I love to rediscover the truth, gentle teaching and love in God’s instruction. for our lives. For me this revelation is indeed true today as it was when these words were given to Moses in the Ten Commandments.
This is the first commandment in the Bible where there is a consequence for the behavior. We are instructed to honor our our parents and and we will be blessed with a long life.
My children honor me :
-by their their faith and actions of deep commitment to Christ that guides their actions,and commitment for justice.
-by their love and understanding for others shown in word and actions .
-their love of family in their dedication to their children and their spouses. David and I often say to each other they we learn from them how to be better parents and stronger families.
-by their love for me their less than perfect mama, wife and human being!
-by their wonderful children , perfect in fact. It is a mystery and a miracle how grandchildren are “perfect” and it must be the the in-law (in-love children, also their parents, Scott and Demone! I prayed for my children’s spouses long before they met. That prayer was answered !
-by their love and care shown to me not just on Mother’s Day but every day of the year.Thanks guys for your love and patience everyday . . . . in spite of when you need to be on Miss Anne duty!
And I had a lovely phone call from my adopted Pakistani son, Fayyaz who hardly ever misses a Mother’s Day call after all these years.
And from Kojo my adopted Ghanan son who never forgets me either.
Mother’s Day may be a manufactured capitalist holiday, but I for one appreciate this day of remembrance and love from the past and into the future.
Thank you Kojo, Fayyaz and Katie and Chris for your loving “honoring’ of me! May your days be blessed with longevity!