Today is my mother Freda’s 80th birthday. My sister and I and several of our children are planning to meet her at 4pm today, so we can show her our love and honor her on her day. Mom used to put Scripture on little cards around the house, literally on the doorposts of the house. We’d brush our teeth, look up at the mirror, and see a card with a verse we were learning. Over breakfast, she would take a card out of her box of “Daily Bread.” When I went through a very difficult time in my young adulthood, she would write out a whole page of verses for me of encouragement with my name put in every promise of God, like the note below from many years ago. Thank you, Mom, for loving God and loving us all in spite of a challenging road. There is a crown for you laid up.
Four years ago, we held a party for my mother at our home. It was such a wonderful afternoon. The words we had put on the cake were taken from the book of Proverbs, chapter 31:28. “Her children call her blessed.”