Spiritually Speaking Pearl Harper Happy Mother’s Day What a special day Sunday is as it is set aside to honor mothers. We always want to make it a special day for them by them out to dinner or buying them a gift. My mom departed this present world three years ago, but she arrived at the most glorious desitnation. Where, “God shall wipe away all tears form their eyes: and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things have passed away.” Revelations 21:4. I can’t be sad, of course I miss her, but you see I believe the Bible, and I believe her new mansion was completed. I was the oldest of five children; we grew up when work was work. There was very few things to make work easier in the 1940’s and early 50’s. I have never understood how, when we did not have washers and dryers, no automatic dish washer, many conveniences we have today, we seemed to have more time. Not many people had carpet; there was linoleum and painted floors around them. We washed clothes with a wringer washer and hung them outside to dry or anywhere we could. Some were privileged to have a basement for this chore. We swept and mopped the floors. Did I mention there were no permanent press clothing? We ironed almost everything. Thorough housecleaning in the spring was very interesting, painting or hanging wallpaper, washing windows, ironing or stretching curtains on a special frame. Eventually we had venetian blinds, they were hard to clean. We all had chores, as we should have. I can tell you from a personal point of view, the first job I had and received a payday was a double treat for me. I think most of us who grew up learning how to work, appreciate it more now, than we did then. Most of us who grew up doing chores, if we could take all the various jobs we have worked at over the years and apply them to one job or skill; we would be highly qualified in something. Getting back to honoring mothers, most moms wear many hats. They run the house, they chauffeur, they prepare meals, they referee, and the line is endless. Their most important job description is to love and be a role model by action and words. The sad thing is this can be comprehended two ways, if a good role model isn’t being set, then often children follow whatever their parents do. Our instructions are to “Honor our father and our mother, as the Lord God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee;” (Deuteronomy 5:16) A commandment if followed has a promise. I just felt like reminding you today, Moms have a great day, you deserve not only to be honored on this special day, but every day. You have worked hard and carried many burdens, praying for your children. Now you can be confident your children are doing the same for their family. I feel the greatest gift we can give our children is to train them about God and His mercy for us all. A very special Mother’s Day to Donna, Cristie and Peggy, and very possibly by the time you read this, Heather too. God Bless.