I end the month-long celebration of Moms with the last post for the series What My Mom Taught Me. For this last one, I decided to put together all the responses of the women who shared with me the important value or character trait their own mothers passed on to them.
My mom showed me steadfastness. Her unwavering faith was especially evident when the family when through tough times. She always imparted to us that our faith in the Lord and in his plans and purposes must not be shaken. When times of doubt or thoughts or surrendering lurks, all the more we must remain grounded in God’s promises — Bettina
My mom has shown many wonderful qualities. She is selfless and committed. She also taught me to be patient. I witnessed how she took care of all five kids while my dad was away for work. She loved us despite the innumerable fights and headaches we gave her. She is the last person to sleep at night as she waited for all of us to come home safe. I am reminded of her patience especially now as I am in a season of waiting on the Lord on what my next step would be. -Karen
My mom taught me to be independent but to also understand that all decisions have consequences. – Ida
My Mom said we are not always at our prettiest, so some lipstick and brow lining can help! -Jay
She showed me to love Jesus. We grew up in church, listening to Bible stories and singing Sunday school songs instead of nursery rhymes. I do the same now with my daughters. Aside from singing and watching Kids Praise videos, we also teach them to pray. -Rhiza
My mom taught me to spend wisely, be independent and to make sure I always look good. -Valerie
My Mom taught me to pray without ceasing and faithfulness till the end. – Donna
She taught me to care of myself and to choose friends wisely. Now, I teach my daughter to act like a lady, always be polite, not to keep secrets from me and her Daddy and pray. – Jo
My Mama taught me to live a humble and prayerful life. She would always take me with her in church activities and we would always pray as a family. The lessons she taught me I make sure I pass on to my children as well. – Ivy
She always kept communication lines open with us, her children, and was a hands-on mom who valued education. I have tried to do the same with my kids.- Cecille
She taught me to love God. Obedience to God will give us a blessed and fruitful life. In difficult times, I would be reminded of the lessons she taught me. She also helps me raise my kids with the same values she taught me. -Maricel
She taught me a lot! One, to always have faith. God will always be with you and help you as long as you have faith in Him. Two, to do your best and be your BEST all the time. Three, learn how to adjust – life is a constant change. Four, teach your children well. -Ena
These were just some of the values our Moms instilled in us. Our moms were our first teachers and they modelled how it is to be a wife and a mother. If not for our dear Moms, where would we be? One of the best gifts we can give our Moms is to live a life that honors them and honors God.
My child, listen when your father corrects you.
Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.
What you learn from them will crown you with grace
and be a chain of honor around your neck. Proverbs 1:8-9 NLT
It has been a challenging few weeks for me because I was on the verge of quitting what I love to do–writing. Too many things went through my head and that caused confusion and peace at the same time. As I continue to pray about my next step, I will be taking some time off of blogging. I might be popping one or two posts once in a while but not as regular as I used to.
It’s time to get to the core of everything and find what’s next for me. There’s a call in my heart to refocus my blog’s mission and vision, start something new or shut it down altogether. As of this moment, I am just surrendering this thing that I love the most to God. He is the one who writes in and through me. He gave me this love for words and I am deeply grateful for that.
Also, what I thought to be as a simple work for the Lord turned out to be something else. It keeps me preoccupied most of the day which involves writing/editing and pays me too. School is about to start in two weeks and I want to be more intentional and prepared for this coming school year. Aside from that, my husband and I have plans of expanding our small business.
I will surely miss writing and sharing some encouraging and sometimes melodramatic posts weekly. I am hoping to have the answer to all my questions in God’s perfect time. I am also looking forward to seeing you here again 🙂 I’ll leave with one of my favorite bible verses that inspired me to start Inspirited Mom … I’ll see you again soon!
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, Hebrews 10:24