May is a busy month with a lot of events and celebrations. If you’re a sports fan, you probably watch the Indianapolis 500 car race and the Kentucky Derby; baseball season is going strong and students are celebrating the end of school and looking forward to the summer. But of all the events that take place in May, Mother’s Day is the one that is particularly meaningful to me.
I remember being in church many times with my mom on Mother’s Day. All of the mothers were asked to stand so they could be recognized. Then it was especially fun to watch as they counted up to the oldest mom present and then honored her with flowers as she proudly announced her age. After church, we would go to lunch and laugh together. Another reason this month is important to the Horner Family is because May 12 is Mom’s birthday. This year she would have celebrated her 90th birthday—and what a celebration that would have been—maybe even a giant party at a Texas Rangers’ baseball game!
There is a wonderful description of mothers found in Proverbs 31:25-30:
“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue…Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.’”
Yes, this was my mom. She not only took care of me and the other four kids physically, but more importantly, made sure that all of us were fed spiritually. As I look back, there is no doubt in my mind that my mom was the single greatest influence on my spiritual decisions. She taught me, took me to church, prayed for me, listened to me and loved me. She was the perfect example of a godly mother and I am so blessed she was my mom.
Motherhood was very important to both Mom and Dad. One of the reasons they started Premier was to help mothers stay at home with their children. In today’s society, mothers are even more important than ever before. Her influence is great and everlasting. Abraham Lincoln once said, “All I am, I owe to my angel mother.” I thank God for all of our Premier moms and pray the Lord will bless you as you fulfill one of life’s greatest responsibilities.