56 years ago my mother led me to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. She is still going strong, loving the Lord, praying for others and writing letters of encouragement as she has done for years.
Last Monday (May 5th) would have been dad's 86th birthday. Tomorrow (May 12th) would have been mom & dad's 64th wedding anniversary. It will be 16 years on May 21st since dad was called "home" after battling cancer.
So...May is quite a month for mom. We pause today to thank her for her life and testimony and pray that God will give her many more years of fruitful service for Him.
"Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." - Proverbs 31:28-31 (NIV)