Greetings Family and Friends!
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all of you moms out there! I have so many things to update you on regarding God’s movement in and through Moment of Truth Ministries and its ministry affiliates, however, I will save that for a couple of days in order to share with you a little different perspective of Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is a really special day to me as a son, husband and father. First, like many of you, my mom was a great mom who loved me when it seemed no one else did or should. She was one of my best friends and paid a price that only committed moms can pay. She went to be with Our Lord Jesus a few years ago. I miss her and would give most anything for one more hug! But today, I want to place the focus on why Mother’s Day is so special to me.
My wife, Robin and I were told by a fertility specialist about 30 years ago that we could not have children. I was disappointed with the news but watched Robin become devastated. Robin was (and is) a very traditional woman who saw raising children as one of her life long responsibilities and blessings from God. We watched young women and girls have babies and respond to them as an inconvenience to their life styles. Many even aborted their babies. It was easy to question why God would choose to withhold the ability to have children from a couple who loved kids and wanted so badly to have them.
The specialist suggested that we consider adoption. We were in the process of moving from Houston to San Antonio and agreed that after we got settled, we would look into adoption. I accepted and resigned to the idea of adoption but Robin kept speaking to the right physician, GOD. To shorten the story quite a bit, God had and HAS a plan as HE blessed us with four beautiful healthy children (Scott, Christy, Mandy and Dustin). Robin never complained about being pregnant. In fact, she was grateful for morning sickness, happy to be gaining weight and losing her petite figure. She prayed for her children constantly and even prayed for their spouses before they were born. I thought that was a little crazy at the time but I’ve come to understand that there is no greater gift we can give our kiddos than prayer.
Now, my oldest daughter, Christy is about 4-5 months pregnant with our first grandson. That emphasizes the miracle of God’s plan. A plan that doctors said was not physically possible. By the way, I am already praying for my grandson to be a great man of God although I am still finding it a bit difficult to pray for his spouse.
For some, Mother’s Day is not so special or does not bring hope and encouragement. If that is you, I pray God makes it “Fathers Day” for you. Happy Mother’s Day Mom, Robin, Christy and all of you other moms out there. Oh yeah, Happy Mother’s Day to me!
Blessed beyond recognition,
Moment of Truth Ministries