Celebration of Mother’s Day
Picture was taken before the author’s first book was published on August 2012.
“No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed. – 1963.”
“I am successful and spiritually prosperous because of God’s blessings. My wife is the best God’s gift, blessing in my life, and the best mother of my four children, so I am twice blessed indeed.”
I called my wife Christie – MOM! Did you ever noticed that MOM spelled upside down is WOW? That is because my wife is beautiful and amazing mother of my four children: John, Chris, Elias (Jay) and Chrisha. They are all married with children. My youngest, our daughter Christine Elisha (Chrisha) will celebrate her second Mother’s Day with her husband Steve, and their son Nathaniel.
Our son Christopher’s wife Taylor will be her first Mother’s Day celebration with their daughter Zara Rose.
John, our oldest son with his wife Kristin will celebrate Mother’s Day with their children: Greyson, Harper and Maxwell.
Elias (Jay), our youngest son with his wife Sarah will also celebrate Mother’s Day with their children, Miles Elias and Liliana.
Happy Mother’s Day!
As a mother and a wife, the wife must come first, then the mother. It isn’t correct for a mother to interfere and take priority in her married daughter and son’s life. That said, this is hopefully not a path that has to be walked – to me it’s fine for my spouse to spend time with his/her mother, just the two of them!
Wife is a wife , she can’t be your mother. Mother’s love is unconditional and can’t be replaced by any one that is true. Remember one thing , Mother loves the child because you are born through her, your are her blood. … But wife she is a different blood although she loves you why that is God’s gift and a miracle.
Testimony of a wife 64 years of marriage.
Who should come first: your mother or your wife?
Unfortunately my husband is not around to answer. But I would like to share my observation. My husband and his mother had an extremely close relationship. He loved, almost worshiped his mother. That played a role in my attraction to him. I noticed that soon after I met my husband, and I thought it was beautiful. Later my mother in-law and I loved each other very much too. Around the end of my mother in-law’s life she and I were closer too each other than my husband and her. She died when we were married for about 30 years.
To my surprise it did not devastate my husband. My husband was a medical doctor, so death to him was more natural than for the rest of us. But I was still surprised. One day, I don’t remember what prompted the discussion, he told me that I took over his mother’s role in his life.
In my thoughts I reversed the question, and tried to think who was most important in my life. True, without my mother I would not be here. But not taking that in to consideration, I am almost ashamed to say that I loved my husband more. My parents loved me I know. But my mother used to spank me, quite hard, with the wooden spoon.
I recall when I got married, how I realized one day, and how I felt about the fact that nobody will hit me anymore. We loved each other with my husband very much. We were, as others said, inseparable. He died 8 months ago. I was sad when I lost my parents, but nearly not as devastated as my husband’s death leaves me. We were married for 64 years.
In the Bible, the book of Proverbs 31:10-29 says, “A Wife of Noble Character “10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. 11 Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. 13 She finds wool and flax and busily spins it. 14 She is like a merchant’s ship, bringing her food from afar. 15 She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls. 16 She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. 17 She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. 18 She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night. 19 Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber. 20 She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy. 21 She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm clothes. 22 She makes her own bedspreads. She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns. 23 Her husband is well known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders. 24 She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants. 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. 26 When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. 27 She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. 28 Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: 29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!”
These verses describe an ideal woman whose virtuous qualities are both a challenge and an encouragement to women striving for the same excellence. The verses form an acrostic or alphabetical poem, with each verse beginning with successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The term translated “virtuous” (Proverbs 31:10) refers elsewhere to strength, ability, efficiency, wealth, and valor. She works late into the night (Proverbs 31:18). Earlier, the book noted that an understanding wife is from the Lord (Proverbs 19:14). Here, that gift from God is described in detail. The key to the character of this worthy woman is found in the fact that she “fears the Lord” (Proverbs 31:30; cf. 1:7). The book begins and ends by focusing on this motivating concept.