“Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come.” (Proverbs 31:25)
While driving down a less-traveled road recently I noticed one of the road signs down on the shoulder all crumbled, mangled and very much neglected and serving no use to those traveling that road.
This scene reminded about life and the journey each of us is taking and the markers that warn the driver and enlighten and give direction. One thought led to another and then it happened … the memories of mother’s urgings, instructions, admonitions, corrections and encouragements!
Someone once said that “missing someone is your heart’s way of reminding you that you love them.” Not so sure I needed reminding but the sign down on the roadside sure conjured up so many thoughts from my childhood, and even to and including adulthood.
It is true that in far too many cases, we don’t express our love enough or hand out our roses to those we love and respect while we can … to those whose living example serves as a sentinel on a day when you seem to need it the most!
So much that could be spoken or written about my mother … her constancy in example, character, life, and even in death! Her constancy always conveyed before our eyes the value of knowing right from wrong, expressing gratitude to others, and treating others as we would like to be treated … markers from a very wise and godly mother that are still standing today!
If she could give each of her four children one thing to live by it would be to see ourselves through her eyes. It would be through those eyes we would realize just how special each of us was to her and to God. And she did …
Yes, mother, “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.” (Philippians 2:3)
Bill Fairchild, Jr.
P.S. How are you doing on your daily Bible reading?