By Lane Noble
“Never take for granted having a godly mother.” –Donald Penn
It would take multiple libraries to be able to properly honor my mother in writing. However, since this is a blog post, I will do my best to do it in this small space I have here on the internet.
My grandfather once reminded me never to take for granted the fact that I have a godly mother. He said that in the context of missing his own mother, who went to be with the Lord many decades ago.
I want to take this time to honor my mother. Mom, there is so much to thank you for, but here are five specifically that I want to mention.
5. Introducing me to movie and TV classics.
John Casey is a hero of mine thanks to you mom. Nuff’ said.
4. Fighting for me.
My mom always fought for me in this dark world. Growing up, things weren’t always easy for me, and a lot of times I faced challenges that no kid should face. None of that mattered, however, cause my mom was one of my biggest advocates. She wanted my brother and I to flourish, and she stopped at nothing to make sure that happened. For that, I am so grateful.
3. Encouraging me to think for myself.
Mom always taught me to be discerning, especially when it comes to hearing messages that are in direct or indirect conflict with Scripture. She taught us never to underestimate the value of wisdom, and that, I think, is a gift that can too easily be taken for granted. If your mother gave you this gift, thank her for it, because it is precious.
2. Instilling my love for creativity.
My mom actually has quite a bit of art work saved at our house. She’s a phenomenal artist. This has come in very handy with her teaching job, as much of the artwork that she uses in her class is hers.
However, she’s not just a great artist. She’s a great writer, poet, and yes, she even has an entrepreneurial spirit. She passed these passions on to my brother and I.
I’ll admit, I’m not the greatest illustrator in the world, but my brother can draw like he’s been doing it for decades. He clearly gets that from my mom. I inherited the writing side of things. This is why this blog exists, and it’s the reason that I am writing books and, currently, writing the story for an upcoming escape room here in our home town.
Mom always fueled this love for creativity in my brother and I. She would give us ideas, praise our creative work, critique it where needed, and made us into the artists we are. I can’t thank her enough for this.
5. Giving me the foundation of my faith.
My mom have to me the best gift you could give any child. She told me that I was created and loved by God, and that God had originally created everything perfect. She told me that that all ended when our first parents, Adam and Eve, rebelled against God and we followed suit. She told me that Jesus came to make things right with God by dying on the cross to take the punishment for our rebellion and being raised from the dead.
My mom (and my dad) laid the foundation for my faith. They pointed me to God, and what a hopeless life this would have been if they hadn’t done so.
Mom, you pointed me to God, and now I’ve tasted and seen that the Lord is good. Now you, me, my brother, and dad, will get to live with Him in eternal glory. What a story for our family!
I love you mom. Happy Mother’s Day!