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.