The approach of Mother’s Day reminds me of one of my favorite childhood memories. Many years I got to stand at the front on the church with 5 other children and hold a big sign displaying a single capital letter. Sometimes I even got to make my letter sign with Elmer’s Glue and a bottle of gold glitter. And as we held our signs high, we sang:
M is for the many things she gave me.
O means only that she’s growing old.
T is for the tears she shed to save me.
H is for her heart of purest gold.
E is for her eyes with love light shining.
R means right and right she’ll always be.
Put them all together they spell Mother, a word that means the world to me.
Those messy signs and that song were a child’s tribute to her mother on her special day. Our moms deserve the attention and the thanks.
In honor of Mother’s Day 2013, I’m giving away a copy of “God is My Refuge.” This 12-week devotional book encourages women with God’s Word on topics like grief, need, illness, fear, broken relationships, and more. (Learn more about it here.)
For a chance to win it for a mom in your life – or for yourself – simply leave a comment below. Tell us why you’d like to win or share a memory of your mom or just say “hi!” You can multiply your entries by sharing this post on Facebook or Twitter. Just leave another comment that you shared it.
The contest closes Wednesday at 10 am. As soon as I can get the winner’s mailing address I will drop the book in the mail. Hopefully to arrive before Mother’s Day!
Let the comment entries begin!