25 years ago, when letters were in vogue, I asked my mom, “Why don’t you write more in your letters?” She always said that she didn’t have anything to report. My parents worked hard at LaGeorge Foods and served faithfully at church. I had moved to Alaska, and I missed her. Nothing to write about? Like when you decided to run for city council? Thanks for saving me the “Vote for Betty” button. Or, how about laying your motorcycle on the dirt going around a curve onto Spencer Road? I had to ask about that after finding her helmet with new gravel “decorations.”
She did sent plenty of cards and cookies throughout the years of college and grad school. And even today, I received a card, with the “Dr.” on my address circled (as always) with a pink heart. More importantly, she has prayed plenty for me, and regularly reminds me that she is. She wrote one time, praising the Lord by quoting the Apostle John, “I have no greater joy than to know that my children walk in the Truth.” (3 John 4)
I was reminded of that note and her prayers this morning as I looked up a “worker” I had been email-introduced to in Cambodia. He and his wife have served there faithfully for almost 25 years. JD had done some writing, and I found his thoughts to be poignant, humble, and helpful.
One example of this was a blog post written by JD and Kim on Andy Naselli’s site. This couple prays regularly for their kids, as did my own mother. They list categories of Faith, Wisdom, Influences and Relationships, and Physical with 39 specific points. I pray this list is a blessing as you pray for your own children. . .and others.
Oh, and thanks, Mom!