The question of the week for the Women of Faith BlogHop is:
"During difficult times in life, who has supported you, or who have you supported?"
Pretty easy... I think I can answer either way with one answer. My mom. She is the one who has supported me. And now, later in life, I can support her.
I think it's a pretty great thing. God has blessed me with a mother that would never leave me. Even during the times when she had every right to. She has been there through all of the good and even more of the bad. The disappointments and let downs. Of course, I did get the lectures and the long versions of her opinions... but they were well deserved. It's a wonder she survived. Thankfully... she knew the Lord and it was her constant prayers that kept me safe and led me to Him.
Now that I'm older I see myself supporting her more than ever. When I was younger I would be quick to criticize and place blame. Then... I became a mom. What a difference motherhood has made. Now I know! Now I understand! More than ever I can appreciate the sacrifices she made for me over the years. And believe me, there were many! My mother went way beyond what is expected to hang on to her child who was going astray. And I'm so thankful that she did.
She has prayed for me all of my life... and now I will do the same for her.
God is so good!
Thanks for reading,
Mary Ann :)