Guest Editorial: That’s what moms do

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2013

One of God’s greatest inventions was moms. There is a difference between a mother and a mom.
When you see her in the morning, a mom smiles at you with a smile that is brighter than the sun and has your breakfast ready for you before you go to school. I am in my 60’s and my mom is with the Lord now, but every time I smell bacon frying, my mind goes back to the days when I was in school. I would come downstairs and be greeted by the wonderful smell of bacon, and I’d find my mom standing over the stove.
During the day mom is either hard at work providing financial security for you and the rest of the family, or she’s at home, making a home a home by washing dishes, vacuuming, washing and ironing your clothes, and doing a thousand other things for you. 
Why? She loves you. That’s what moms do.
She’s both a nurse and doctor when you need one.  She puts a bandage on your boo-boos and kisses them well while she dries the tears from your eyes. 
She walks the floor all night worrying about you when you have a fever, making sure you take the proper medications, and all during the night she prays for you as she has done for you from the moment you were born.
When your illnesses are a bit more than she can handle she takes you to the doctor regardless of the cost just to make sure you are OK. Why? She loves you.  That’s what moms do.
When life gets hard, disappointments come your way, your heart is broken, and the pressures feel like they are going to crush you, a mom gives you a hug, kisses you on your forehead and lets you know that somehow it is going to be OK because she believes in you even when you don’t believe in yourself. She loves you. That’s what moms do.
There are times when she needs to inflict punishment for our misbehavior so that we can learn right from wrong.  They don’t like doing that but they must for our own good. After all what does the Bible say in Prov. 29:15 but, “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left [to himself] bringeth his mother to shame.”
She loves you. That’s what moms do.
Sometimes moms have to be a peacemaker between you and your brothers and sisters.  Nothing can make a mother’s hair turn gray more often than when brothers and sisters fuss and fight. Therefore, she does what she can to make peace even if it means sacrificing something she wants for herself. 
Why? She loves all her kids.  That’s what moms do. 
Finally, a mom is the first to defend her kids. This is true throughout nature. I challenge anyone to mess with a cub and find out what momma bear does.  It’s not pretty.  Human moms do that, too. 
Why? They love their kids.  That’s what moms do.
If what I have shared reminds you in any way of your mom whether she is alive or dead, simply bow your head and thank God for a mom that loves you so much she is willing to do any or all of that.  That’s what moms do.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. I miss you.

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