As I sit here and write this on the eve of Mother's Day, I think back over the years of my life that you've always been there for me. I can never think of one time you gave me reason to doubt your love, or of one time that you took the best for yourself. You've always put your children first, no matter what the consequences. You've always been there to help me when life got rough, and even though you have often been fighting your own battles you've always seemed to have the strength to help me with mine.
There are so many memories I have of your dedication and love. There was the time I was nervous about being upfront, and you encouraged me to focus on what I was doing and how I was blessing others. There were the times you and dad would let me in your room when I was frightened of the thunder outside; just knowing you were there somehow made it less scary. There was the time I was so bad in Phonics and later English that you despaired of me ever being able to write. I usually got Spelling alright, but me grammar did had alot to be desired of! Even so, you continued to patiently teach me how to express my thoughts in writing. There were the times you encouraged me even though I had failed, making me feel like I could still become a winner. There were so many times; far too many to write down here. But through them all you have always been there to comfort, encourage, and help me onward and upward.
Although I could never repay you for all that you have done for me (and it would not be your wish anyway), I do want to use this Mother's Day opportunity to publicly thank you for being the godly mother you are! If it wasn't for your training and influence in my life, I wouldn't be half the Christian I am today. In closing, I'd like to offer this quote of encouragement by Ellen White for all the faithful service you have rendered your children.
"The day of God will reveal how much the world owes to godly mothers for men who have been unflinching advocates of truth and reform--men who have been bold to do and dare, who have stood unshaken amid trials and temptations; men who chose the high and holy interests of truth and the glory of God before worldly honor or life itself."
Thank you for being one of those godly mothers!
Your loving son,