In A Garden to Keep by Jamie Langston Turner, one of the characters says,
“A mother focuses the lens through
which her children view life.”
Thank you, Mom, for focusing my lens. You have influenced my life in countless ways.
- You shared with me your love for books, for words, for learning.
- You showed me that an orderly, well-kept home was a worthy goal, that a lovely table was worth the effort, that traditions mattered to children—that homemaking was important.
- You shared with me a love for God’s little furry creatures. (And some without fur, such as the spiders that you carefully escorted from our home on envelopes because you did not want to kill them.)
- But I am most grateful that you focused the lens for me to see Jesus. You showed me an “unfeigned faith” (II Timothy 1:5)...and that has made the difference in my life.
I love you, Mom!
Me, Mom, and Linda--Mother's Day 2009