Ahh! Mother's Day! What a glorious day for those of us blessed with children! I tried to be a good mom. I truly did. Aside from the time I poured Faygo on her head... I laughed, she didn't... and perhaps a few other times..., I did my best to raise Katie to be a good person.
Oh, the advice I offered. "They kick you, kick them back! They bite you, bite them back!" No wait a minute, that was me that bit her. Well, I warned her if she bit her friend one more time ...! Hmmm. Oh yes, there was the time she got hurt and I tried to comfort her, saying, "It could be worse, it could have been me!" I laughed, she didn't
Yes, I know that I was a true source of help and comfort. And I taught her the way she should go. Yes, off on her way to school, I told her to take the short cut through the back yard and down the hill after a hard rain. How was I to know she'd fall and get all muddy and be late for school? Is it my fault she slipped? I laughed, she didn't
Let's see when she was about 14 I decided she could drive the car from the bank parking lot into our drive way. Isn't that being a good, permissive mother? She wanted me to get in the car with her, but I thought it better to stay outside and walk and talk her along. Way better! She needed to turn left into our drive, but for some reason she went right up our neighbor's high bank across the road. Straight up that 85 degree angle, I tell you! Boy was I glad I wasn't in the car with her. I thought she was going to drive right into the house! I laughed. She didn't. She got out of the car --mad -- left it in drive! I had to climb up into it and back it off the hill. See? I'm a good mama, always there to bail my kid out!
But enough about praises due me, cough, cough, I'm so thankful that I can celebrate Mother's Day. God saw fit to give us a beautiful daughter with a good head on her shoulders and one He has blessed with wisdom. Godly wisdom. For He has not left us to our own devices, but He woos and draws us to Him, and teaches us all we need to know to live our lives for Him and in the Victory that Jesus provided for us. He doesn't make mistakes in discipline or training as I have, and His love is greater than any we could find anywhere else. Thank You, Lord, for making me a Mom. And thank You for raising Katie as I asked you to, You did a great job!
You might say a prayer for me. When she reads this I'll probably laugh, and she won't! LOL! I love you, Katie!