May 9, 2015

The Shepherd's Corner

THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

Motherhood is one of the good and perfect gifts from God. If you ask me, what the most rewarding work I have done in my entire life, the answer is not “teaching piano” but rather “being a mom.” My children once asked me, why I did not pursue a Master’s degree. I told them that having a Mrs.’ degree was already sufficient for me.

God has blessed me with three special gifts—Praise, Eben, and Melody—and He has graciously made it possible for me to be a full-time MOM. Not only do I enjoy doing things for them, I also enjoy “discovering” them—getting to know them—by spending time with them. And, above all I consider it my greatest privilege to sing and pray for them when they are sick.

I learned to be a mother from my mom. She is always quick to respond to needs. I remember Mama used her hands a lot while raising my brothers and me. She cooked, washed dishes, sewed clothes, and she even cut my hair! When I did not feel well, she would cook porridge for me. For all that she has done, I am eternally grateful to God for giving her to me as my mom.

There is one more thing that she did and continues to do: She always prays for me. Without her prayers, I will not be who I am and definitely, where I am, today. Thank you, Mama. May you have a blessed Mother’s Day! You are truly blessed by the Lord. And, to all the mothers, I would like to wish you a happy Mother’s Day!

Santy, a truly blessed daughter and mother

Motherhood is one of the good and perfect gifts from God. If you ask me, what the most rewarding work I have done in my entire life, the answer is not “teaching piano” but rather “being a mom.” My children once asked me, why I did not pursue a Master’s degree. I told them that having a Mrs.’ degree was already sufficient for me.

God has blessed me with three special gifts—Praise, Eben, and Melody—and He has graciously made it possible for me to be a full-time MOM. Not only do I enjoy doing things for them, I also enjoy “discovering” them—getting to know them—by spending time with them. And, above all I consider it my greatest privilege to sing and pray for them when they are sick.

I learned to be a mother from my mom. She is always quick to respond to needs. I remember Mama used her hands a lot while raising my brothers and me. She cooked, washed dishes, sewed clothes, and she even cut my hair! When I did not feel well, she would cook porridge for me. For all that she has done, I am eternally grateful to God for giving her to me as my mom.

There is one more thing that she did and continues to do: She always prays for me. Without her prayers, I will not be who I am and definitely, where I am, today. Thank you, Mama. May you have a blessed Mother’s Day! You are truly blessed by the Lord. And, to all the mothers, I would like to wish you a happy Mother’s Day!

Santy, a truly blessed daughter and mother

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