For Renewal: Call Your Mother



God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

~ Rudyard Kipling

Men are what their mothers made them.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Become the man your mother thinks you are.

~ Unknown

I’m writing this post just after returning from a wonderful double-date with my wife and my parents.  My father will turn 81 at the end of this month. My mother is 76.  I’m grateful they live close and we have the opportunity to spend time with them.

As we enjoyed a live performance of Brigadoon at the Hale Centre Theatre near Salt Lake City, I took a moment to just look at my mother.  She is as beautiful and kind as I remember her when I was a child growing up in Seattle.  She has always been my biggest fan.  No matter what I do and the mistakes I make, she always thinks I’m great.  I know she loves me unconditionally and believes in me.  Her faith in me has always motivated me to want to be better.

I love you Mom!

As we move into the weekend, I encourage you to pause and think about your mother.  I encourage you to take a moment to reach out to her this weekend and thank her for all that she has done in your life.  Tell her you love her.  Make plans when you will see her again.  You will make her day and you both will come away edified.  I also hope you will once again feel that childhood magic when the love and attention of your mother was all you lived for.

She still loves you.  She still believes in you.  Give her a call.

Choose to remember your mother.




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