I Am In Big Trouble

Last week we had our house reroofed.  I don’t know if you have ever tried to live through that, but after a while, I thought that this would be a good method to torture someone.  

Monday thru Wednesday all I heard was bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang oh an - more banging!


A broken window, a thousand questions, and a whole lot more banging later and it was over.  Then, Thursday the 5th of May, I was looking at my phone thinking, wow it is Cinco De Mayo.  Something in me paused.  I felt a disturbance in the force.  Something was wrong.  If it was May the 5th, then that means.  Doh!  Tuesday was my anniversary.  


I forgot my 38th wedding anniversary.  It is the first time I have ever forgotten my anniversary.  I was in the dog house, on top of a garbage dump, in the middle of winter with no hope of recovery.  I messed up.  


You see, motherhood around our house is a big thing.  If you don’t understand why I highly recommend you watch my wife’s Mothers Day message (It will be here).  


For years Betty couldn’t have children.  It is a miracle that we have our daughter today.  Again, watch the message. 


Watching my wife make personal sacrifices and wise decisions over the years have been a privilege of my life.  Her determination to raise a daughter who loves God and is personally ready to deal with this world at every level is a joy.  


Sure there have been the ups and downs that come from raising a family.  Times were never easy.  But motherhood has been worth it all.  


More tomorrow.  But first.  I’ve got to get out of the dog house.  


Proverbs 6:20-22 says: “My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching. Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.


What can you do to honor your mom or dad today? 


PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to be the parent you want me to be and to honor those who raised me.  In Jesus' Name, I pray.  AMEN. 

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