“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” – Proverbs 31:28.

I’ve had an abundantly blessed life because of all the mom’s I’ve been around.

First, there’s my mother. She taught me to fight for something that’s right. She taught me that God’s Word was the final authority. She taught me that God makes all people beautiful.

Even me.

Those things have shaped me into the man I am.

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Next, there’s my bride. She loves our kids no matter what. She embraces her call to be a mom even though she’s so talented she could be successful in anything she set her mind to. She makes our home a place I long to be more than anywhere else.

Her life consistently challenges me to become more than I am and to be faithful to the very end. She brings so much joy to me and all our kids.

And then there’s all the older women who’ve made me a special meal, exhorted me obey the Lord, wrote me an encouraging note, and hugged me when I was having a rough day.

All of you fuel my desire to finish well in order that I might hear “well done good and faithful servant” when I stand before the Lord.

“Honor your father and your mother.” – Exodus 20:12

I’m so thankful for all the moms that have poured into my life. I’m grateful for the women who’ve been a Godly example to me, and who’ve eschewed the pull of the world to put self before others.

Mother’s Day is soon. Most of us fail to take appropriate time to honor anything in our lives. Maybe take some time now to jot down the reasons you’re thankful for the moms in your life. Whether you will or won’t see them this Sunday, you can make the holiday more meaningful by honoring those special ladies with your thoughtful time now.