Did you ever think your mom was weird? Different? Unusual?
Sixty years ago I thought my mom was kind of WEIRD.
- she made all my dresses, coats, etc.
- she made curtains and drapes for our home
- cooked healthy food (to care for my father who was diabetic)
- our family ate all the things she made for my father because she thought it was GOOD and HEALTHY for us
- she watched every penny that was spent in the Wood Household (and we thought she was a “tight wad”)
- our home was always spic & span
- she would drive extra miles to buy fresh brown eggs
- she worked at sewing for us and the women in our community
- our clothes were always clean and ironed
- she taught me to knit
- she taught many women how to drive a car
- she altered clothes for women
- she was always willing to help those having problems
- her wisdom was always expressed in loving ways
- she supported our family when my father died at a young age
- she worked hard in everything she did
- she only had an eight grade education
- she took me to church services every Sunday
- you could find her in the same pew each Sunday with a blind lady at her side
- she made sure I took piano lessons from Miss Hilda every week
- that I learned how to play the organ
The Bible tells about a Noble Woman in Proverbs 31:10-31. Every time I read these passages I think of my mother.
Thank you for being a WEIRD mother & wife, mom. And I am praying that I too am becoming WEIRD just like you.
“Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her; but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” Proverb 31:28-31, TNIV)