Mother’s Day 2

On this Mother’s Day, I thought it fitting to honor two women in my life who have helped me become who I am: my mother and my wife.

I found this quote online from Jessica Lange:

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.”

I would take this one step further because what I see in the lives and beings of both of these women is not just unselfishness, but total sacrifice. A willingness to lay down their own interests, their own needs, and even their own feelings for the sake of their children.

God blessed me to be born to a woman who was willing to do that for me and God blessed me to pair me with a wife who would do that for my children. I’m a better dad and man of God because of these two women.

Mom, I love you!

Sweetheart, you’re the best!

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2 thoughts on “Mother’s Day

  • Karen Syfrett

    I love you, too, son! I only wish I had seen this sooner. I probably never told you that when you were about 3 years old we had a guest missionary speaker at the church that asked for each of us to make a commitment to the Lord. At the end of the service your dad and I both went to the altar to pray. Your grandmother panicked because she was afraid we had answered a call to the mission field. 🙂 In a way she was right. But I prayed to dedicate my two children to God and for Him to use me to provide for them. I asked Him to teach me what I needed so I could pass it on to you. I never had any doubt that God had a plan for your life. That night you became His as the Bible taught about the firstborn son. I have told you that everything that happened in your life prepared us for the next one. Reading these blogs have allowed me to see sides of you I have only suspected but now they are confirmed. Go well with God, my son.