Mother’s Day is officially over but not really. Good mothers are to be acknowledged and appreciated every day. What would you say constitutes a good mother?
- A good mother loves her children unconditionally
- A good mother prepares meals for her children
- A good mother makes sure her children get proper rest
- A good mother prays with and for her children
- A good mother reads to her children
- A good mother communicates with her children
- A good mother is patient with her children
- A good mother will sit up all night with a sick child
- A good mother cleans up all bodily fluids
- A good mother will discipline her children
- A good mother is a parent first, not a friend
- A good mother knows how to relate uniquely to each child
- A good mother teaches her children by example
- A good mother prepares her children for life
- A good mother releases her children at the appropiate time
- A good mother refrains from meddling uninvited in her adult children’s lives
If you do one or more of the things on this list, you are a good mother.
A mother’s influence is not just for her lifetime. Her teaching will live long after she is gone. There is no end to what a good mother does. A good mother will do anything for her children. I am thankful to God that I had a good mother. My mother is no longer with us here on earth, but I was blessed to have her in my life throughout my childhood and beyond. I still carry with me her teachings and wise counsel and share often what I learned from her. The influence of a good mother is unmatchable.
Mother Annie Ruth Johnson
September 25, 1927- April 22, 2009
Dr. Evelyn Johnson-Taylor