Happy Birthday Mom!

I’d like to say a very deserving “Happy Birthday” to my lovely mom.  On Friday we were able to enjoy a wonderful day of festivities.  Whitney and I ‘surprised’ mom at work with a bouquet of balloons and a Starbucks Frappaccino.  Later that evening we all ventured out to Downtown Norfolk for a celebratory dinner and a time of gift-giving.

I am so thankful for a wonderful mother.  Not only is she responsible for my Armenian good looks but she has been a consistent, godly influence in my life.  As I get older I realize how rare it is to have a mom who devoted her time and energy into raising her children to know and love Jesus.  She has demonstrated herself to be faithful and caring, a woman of prayer and love.  In many American churches the accolades of service and ministry are often directed to the “Christian celebrities” when, in reality, faithful parents (such as mom) deserve the credit.

For many it might be hard to see how the tedious day-to-day activities of motherhood relate closely to the gospel, but the two are intertwine.  A few years ago I sang a song to my mom on Mother’s Day.  A particular verse from that song seems appropriate at this point:

To be a mother and a wife

Is a heavy load to bear

And so you gave your life away

Like the God inside your heart

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2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Mom!”

  1. Wow! I remember celebrating my birthday and your mom’s birthday together many of times. O the memories I have of you and your brother on Sunday nights after church at mom and dad’s house. I will always remember you in your little white tux in my wedding. Your dad played the piano and Matthew was a jr groomsman. How time flies. I hope your mom had a wonderful day she deserved it because she is a very special lady. Please stay in touch! God Bless, Kerri Lewis

  2. I’m proud to claim your mom as my sister and say how much I admire the person she is. She is good to the bone as her father would say. Happy Birthday, Sis!
    Harold

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