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My Mother – "She Taught Me How to Live Righteously." (by Rebecca Hosford)

What Makes a Great Mother
 
May is the time of year when we celebrate Mother’s Day. Ephesians 6:2 reminds us that we are to “Honor your father and mother.” It is always right to honor your mother. This year, we invited members of our congregation to share with us the secrets of being a great mother. Today’s post comes from Rebecca Hosford.
 

My mother’s name is Bessie Hosford.   My Mother is always patient, always kind. She is my best friend. She knows when I feel bad or sad, she knows exactly what to say. She never lets me down. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for her. She taught me how to live righteously. Her rule was,

“Do unto others as you would have done unto you.”  Matthew 7:12.

My own brother lives by this rule and he does not believe in God! But what strength she passes down, I do not know, I only hope to make her proud! If my own son could look up to me the way I do to her… well I pray and praise God all day for her, who is still in my world. So now I worship God and give thanks for my church family, but none would replace the love I have for my Mother each and every day!

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boost, it is not proud, It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.

If you would put my Mother in place of the word Love or charity, well that describes how great my Mother is. My prayers go out to all who have lost a Mother like mine. Keep her close in your heart, try to give back the love she gave you. And to those who never had a Mother quite like this, I pray you will meet a woman that could be a Mother to you. God bless Faith Baptist Church.