The result was great. She was surprised.
"Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her." (Proverbs 31:28 NLT)
My stepdad put on a really good party for her. I loved listening to him fret and fuss over the smallest of details to make her happy and to surprise her really well. She was surrounded by lots of her favorite people and her grandchildren.
She got lots of presents, ate good food and received prayer blessings from her lady friends.
This was a great time.
I got to visit with some of my mom's friends that I don't see much now that all the kids have grown up and moved away.
I got to see my grandparents, brother and his family and lots of old friends. I got to meet lots of new friends too.
Each grandchild, between three and eight years old, presented Gran with a special rose and a reason they love her. A rose for a Rose!
Jack loves his Gran.
Julia loves her Gran.
Alyssa loves Gran, too.
Hunter loves Gran lots.
Cooper loves Gran last but not least.
"Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her." (Proverbs 31:28 NIV)
This year I pray my mother will feel blessed, like a woman among women this year. I pray that the way we live our lives, the way we love others and the way we minister the love of Christ will raise her up and bless her. I pray she will hear the praises of those who love her.
"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue...Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. " (Proverbs 31:25-26&30)
I love watching her look forward to the rest of her life. I love watching her fulfill her dreams and calling. I love watching as the "Rose of Sharon" becomes more fragrant in her life and she gives off more of the aroma of Christ. She is a beautiful woman who fears the Lord!
"Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." (Proverbs 31:29)
I love you, Mom!