Honoring Mom

Tuesday, May 08, 2012  ::  

My mom loves Jesus. One of her spiritual gifts is faith and for as long as I can remember she has bugged me with this gift because she so beautifully and emphatically believes God, takes Him at His word, and seeks to obey Him. It bugs me because I often struggle with faith. I admire my mom's ability to approach God and the world around her with faith.

This year I've been contemplating what meaningful gift I could give my mom to honor her for Mother's Day.* This morning Living Proof Ministries blog provided an idea for the perfect gift for her.

As Our Own is an organization in India that rescues children of women who have been sex trafficked. Please go to their website and read about their work. I will not do justice explaining this ministry.  

There are so many wonderful organizations who work diligently to eradicate trafficking in our world. Why did I choose to donate to this one in honor of my mom? 

My mom would do anything she could to protect me, my brothers, her grandchildren. She is a defender, supporter, encourager, pray-er. She would fight for any of us if necessary. In reading through Prema's story I was overwhelmed with the terror that her mom faced in desiring to protect her little life. Knowing my mom would grieve for this mom's decision to help protect her baby girl, I knew that she would be honored to know a gift was given in her honor to support this ministry so that more and more children could be rescued from a life of sex slavery. 

What are you giving your mom for Mother's Day? Beautiful flowers? Jewelry? A special hand-made treasure? I'm sure she will love it. 

Would you also consider giving your mom a gift that represents her fighting heart for you? If you are not yet a mom would you consider giving a gift to represent the type of parent that you hope to be one day? 

*Some of you may not have even considered Mother's Day. Let me assure you this is not just a Hallmark holiday that is meant to trick us into buying gifts and cards. Moms really do value Mother's Day. It is day where we reflect on our role as mom, we desire to be acknowledged for the work we put into our families, and we hope to be honored by our husbands and kids. Don't blow it off. Show and tell your mom that you love and value her. Show and tell your wife that you are blessed by her. Just a little helpful tip. 

Proverbs 31:28
 Her children rise up and call her blessed. 

You are blessed, Mom! Happy Mother's Day! I love you.

5 important comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Unknown said...

Beautiful tribute to your awesome Mother and one of my BFF's, Mama Jo! You are so right; MJ is an amazing Christian woman of faith and prayer warrior. I am so blessed to be a long-time sister in Christ. As Our Own is a wonderful way to honor her life.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for such a wonderful gift!! I am thrilled that this gift will enable women around the world to love and protect their children! AND you have given me a new ministry to pray for...thank you!
I love you...

Stephanie said...

Thanks Angel for making me aware of this wonderful ministry and opportunity to give. I just donated in honor of my mom too. She has a special place in her heart for the people of India after going on a 3 week mission trip there years ago. This will be doubly special for her. I appreciate you girl....Happy Mother's Day!

Charissa Steyn said...

Just found your blog today!! What an awesome gift idea!! Love it :)

Denise said...

i want my children to speak so highly of me when they are grown. *love*

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