Pictured: Grubby Chubbies at a Tea Party.
Hello Mothers! Hello Moms. Hello Mamas. Hello Future Moms. Hello Ladies Who Desperately Desire to Be Moms, Hello Ladies Who Mother Others, Hello All.
Hope everyone had a Happy Mother’s Day. Nothing happened here. The Hunni is away at work. And Little Man had a rough night. That’s okay. I’m thankful that I have four kiddos. I am thankful for their health and personalities. May THE LORD preserve them.
Just a little thought for Mother’s Day.
“Now the name of his wife [was] Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance. . .” I Samuel 25:3
Abigail is the only woman in the Bible that is described as both wise and beautiful. Other women portrayed both characteristics–like Esther, but only Abigail is specifically described as both wise and beautiful. (Notice the order–brains before beauty.) Like every other woman, I would love to be described as both–especially by My LORD.
Abigail was a mother. “And unto David were born sons in Hebron. . .his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.” II Samuel 3:3 This same son is called by the name of Daniel in I Chronicles 3:1. But other than this dual reference to Chileab-Daniel’s birth, I don’t believe he is ever mentioned again.
Now you would think that Wise and Beautiful Abigail’s son would play a prominent role in the kingdom. Surely Wise and Beautiful Abigail’s son was handsome. And surely Wise and Beautiful Abigail’s son was raised with wisdom. Then why is he not mentioned?
Think. Think for a moment. Think for a long moment about all of David’s other sons that played prominent roles. Think of Absalom that tried to take over the throne. Think of Amon. Think of Adonijah. Even Solomon. Think of all the bickering and jealousy and fighting and pride and wickedness. Think. Never once is Abigail’s son mentioned.
So often as a mother, I want my kiddos to be the Best, the Most, the Magnificent, the Acclaimed, the Prominent, the Beautiful, the Wise, the Talented, the [insert your wish here].
Wise and Beautiful Abigail’s son was not in the lime light. Chileab-Daniel is not mentioned. I believe that this was wisdom–imparted from his mother.
Wisdom in quietness.
Now sometimes our kiddos are extra talented. THE LORD can give wisdom for that mothering role as well. Moses and John the Baptist and Timothy, they had prominent roles, and their mothers are all mentioned.
Wisdom in prominence.
A Mother’s Day thought.
Enjoy your day.
Enjoy your kiddos.
Enjoy those that you Mother.
And because it is Mother’s Day I have a Give-Away. It is a Designer Wall Lettering that you can rub onto your wall or wooden plaque. It says, “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” To be entered for this Give-Away, just tell us if you “dinned in” or “ate out” for Mother’s Day. If you want to add what you ate, I always love to read about food!!
And while we are on the subject of Give-Aways. . .
. . .the two gardening Give-Aways went to MOMWOWMOM and Kathy Tanner. I mailed those out last week, so hopefully, you have been able to use them in your garden.
Now the winner of the “secret message” is Michelle S. Congrats! The words spelled out “YELLOWSTONE” in photos.
This is what she won. A little caddy for pint size Mason jars, labels, and two tea towels. If this photo looks familiar, it is because I had this same Give-Away last fall. Strawberries may be ripe down a state, but we are still waiting here in Michigan. Mason jars are strong enough for the hot temperatures of canning (and incidentally candles), but they are also beautiful in a “simpler life” sort of way. You could use this caddy at your ice cream bar and fill your four jars with nuts, cherries, chocolate chips, and crushed Oreos, OR you could fill one jar with Ranch dip and load the other three with sliced peppers, and carrot and celery sticks, OR you could use it to hold knives, forks, spoons, and paper napkins at your picnic OR 100 other things. Enjoy.
Don’t forget to comment about your Mother’s Day dinner.