Saturday, May 15, 2010
Happy Mothers Day!
Oh, today's not Mother's Day? Does it really matter? Honestly, we know how it should go, every day is Mother's day. Keri and I can both say that regarding our mothers as our gratitude for them will never match their blessing on us. And, I can testify on behalf of our kids, that they are in the same boat as Keri is an awesome mom. But, again this year, Mothers Day in Jamaica was more than just about Mothers. At church, we did try to honor the Mothers, but in honoring the mothers, it was a reminder of so many of the issues that are a part of daily life in Jamaica. #1 - Where are the fathers? I know that this is a mothers day post, but, the same as last year, in looking at all of the mothers gathered together for a picture at church, you have ask about the absence of fathers. #2 - Even if the father is still around, the reminders are ever present that in this culture the mother is often asked to be both father and mother. #3 - Where is Biblical mothering? There is a huge hole that needs filled and we see it everyday. We appreciate so many people telling us that they are praying, it is very humbling. Often, we get the feeling that our work is not always worthy of the prayers. But, I hope and pray that our family is capitalizing on those prayers in such a way that our family can be used as an example, testimony, and witness to God's way of doing family. We have been so blessed and we need the prayers to be that witness. By Grace!