Sunday, May 13, 2018

Remembering Mothers

We have beautiful weather here in rural Vermont.  We attended church services this morning.  The message encouraged we mothers in our work of building up the Christian home and family.  Our Preacher shared a little about the life of Monica and her prayers. She was the mother of Augustine. She never gave up on her wayward son.  His conversion  was an incredible blessing to her, and to all the world.

After the service, all the mothers and grandmothers were given a beautiful flower plant.  It was a sweet, and precious time.

I am having a great deal of trouble typing so this will be very short. I have an injury so part of my hand is bandaged  making it difficult and time consuming to write.  (I am trying not to cry in frustration as I type this!  - gentle smiles)

But I just wanted to share a little with you about flowers.  Late last fall, my oldest (grown) son planted some pink tulip bulbs for me, in a small garden spot in the side yard.  My husband had bought them for me.   The package showed a picture of beautiful pastel pink tulips.  I have been waiting all winter to see them.  They just came up a couple of weeks ago.  I could not wait to see the flowers, and waited for the buds to open.  It finally happened, this Mother's day morning.   But they are  not the pretty pink color I expected. I was disappointed, but the red is still pretty and I am thankful for their beauty.  I will look at them all season, each year, and be thankful for the dear husband who bought them to make me happy, and the precious son who planted them for his beloved mother.

All this beauty, in the church and in the home, this special day, has me very grateful for all we have. It is a privilege and an honor to be a wife and mother.   I just wish I could put some flowers at my mother's grave.  Her resting place is on the other side of the country, much too far away.  But I will take some extra time to thank God for her, and for both my grandmothers who I dearly loved.

This is the perfect day to rededicate our lives to godly living and of being an example of virtuous womanhood to the next generation.

Mrs. White

From the Archives -

The Mother of D.L. Moody - Poverty in the 1800's.

A Happy Home - Serving Mister.

What Many of Us Crave - An Ordinary Life at Home.

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Be Be said...

Look forward to your posts. Thank you for your encouragement to be a mom and a wife in a time when that isn't always as honored as it should be.

Amelia said...

It's always such a delight to see a new blog from Mrs. White. : ) Lovely thoughts here! How nice it is that your church gave real flowers to the ladies. That is so great...

Your tulips are beautiful and I know you are going to enjoy them, I too have been enjoying taking care of our outdoor flowers. It's truly a new season.

I sure hope you are doing great, and that arm is healing quickly. I have your books in my room, and just love them, fellowship in a book! *big smiles*

Love, Amelia

Mrs. Laura Lane said...

Father God, I thank you for your healing power. Please bring complete healing and relief from pain to Mrs. White's hand quickly. Please restore it to perfection. I ask it in Jesus' name. Amen.

Hugs to you!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

happyathome said...

Dear Mrs White- your post was so lovely and your church sounds very caring. It was my birthday on Mother's Day this year and my dear husband who has Huntington's Disease left a rose called "Loving Memory" in a bottle of water and a card he made himself beside it. Things that money cannot buy and words that touched my heart. I only buy "Loving Memory" roses- 1 for each year since our dear son passed away in 2014 so it makes the picked flower extra special. Our daughter and son-in-law and grandsons came for the day and she had made her father and i ( it is his birthday today) carrot cake cupcakes with pretty coloured cream cheese icing :-) Another gift from the heart. I pray that your hand will soon be healed and you will feel well again. Much love.

Jennifer said...

Hello Mrs. White,
So nice that you had a lovely day with your family and seeing the lovely tulips bloom...a cherished memory!
I do hope your hand heals is hard to do regular tasks when there is an injury.
I just also wanted to mention that Augustine never was truly converted to the God of the Bible, he was a gnostic, and his writings have tainted most of christendom sadly.
We as mothers do need to pray for our children in ernest.

Mama Said No said...

So thankful for a new post from you. I am glad you had a good Mother's Day. I pray that your hand heals quickly. You are such a blessing to the homemaking community.

Deanna said...

Dear Mrs. White, I hope your hand gets to being better very quickly. Sorry for the hurt. Your beautiful tulips are in such a lovely location. The picture of your gorgeous property is nice to see. Thank you for sharing. My Mother's Day was with mixed blessings. Going through health issues have been difficult to have. God bless and please stop by my place for a cup of tasty tea with refreshments! What would you like so I can whip some up.

Deborah Montgomery said...

I always pray I can be worthy of the Mother's Day wishes and flowers that I receive. It is such a privilege to be a mom.
Praying your hand is better. xo Deborah

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. White,
I just wanted to thank you for such endearing posts, of which I look forward to. God bless you!