Mom’s Special Place
Yesterday, we celebrated Mom. Some people did it with picnics and cookouts. They laughed and hugged their mom. Others did it with tears, as they grieved a mom who is no longer there. Still others faced painful memories of a mother who hurt them in a variety of ways. What does Mother’s Day mean to you?
What is a Mom?
What did your mom teach you about being a mother? Did you learn what to do, or what not to do? What did you learn about God, love, sacrifice, cooking, organization, how to handle money, how to balance family and work, grief, making choices, etc., from your mom? If you’re a man, what did she teach you about choosing a wife who would be the mother of your children?
What memories did she create in your family? What was unique about her that made you want to be a better person?
The Practical Side of a Mom
Moms model so many things as we grow up. Did she show you how to sew, start a business, create a budget, play music, speak in public, serve in the background, etc.? How did she model the fruits of the Spirit? Did you see her on her knees, praying for you? Did you watch her make time with God a priority?
How did she create a loving home? How did she love your dad? How did she show you that she loved you? How did she punish you? How did she defend you when someone wronged you? How did she show you to face the world?
Our moms influence our lives in so many ways. Use the insights that Mother’s Day stirred up and write about it.
© Deborah Christensen
Posted on May 15, 2017, in Bible, children, family relationships, fiction, finances, Fruits of the Spirit, grief, humor, inspiration, love, marriage, Mother's Day, nonfiction, parenting, poetry, prayer, writer's life, writing, writing ideas, writing prompt and tagged children's stories, creativity, devotions, encouragement for writers, family, family relationships, fiction, fiction ideas, how-to articles, inspiration, marriage, nonfiction, parenting, personal experience pieces, personality profile, poetry, writing, writing for children, writing ideas. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.