Today is one of my favourite days!!! Growing up in a Christian Italian home, God spoiled me with my mom’s cooking, her tender love, her gentle spirit, her humble desire to serve God, and her constant teary-eyed prayers.
Even though she left this earth in 2005 after a tragic car accident (and it is hard to celebrate mother’s day when your mom is not around), I am grateful for the legacy that she set before us.
Besides spoiling me as a kid, another amazing part about God is that He knows when to give and when to take away! And even though He called my mom home in 2005, He brought into my life another amazing woman, my wife, Priscilla (and a wonderful mother-in-law in the process)!
So to all the faithful moms and moms-to-be, you are a blessing! Keep mothering us boys – both big and small!
“You give and take away, You give and take away. My heart will choose to say, Blessed be Your name!” – song that we sang at church that Sunday morning, 12 hours before my mother passed away.