One of the mothers I admire most (other than my own dear departed, whom I wrote a bit about here) was Ruth Bell Graham. Her courage, devotion and persistent life-long faith are inspiring to me. She loved and prayed for a prodigal; her writing refreshes my hope for my own prodigals. Below is one of my favorite poems of hers. I offer it to all praying mothers, in honor of Mother’s Day. May we all bow before the Infinite Wisdom.
Had she been another mother:
Had I been Joseph’s mother
I’d have prayed
protection from his brothers:
“God keep him safe;
he is so young,
so different from
Mercifully she never knew
there would be slavery
and prison, too.
In a very real way, every choice we make, each and every day, leads us onward in ways that change our lives forever, whether we know it or not. Every decision in favor of taking Avenue A over Road B means that all the results of choosing B are gone–sometimes permanently. We’ll never know what landmarks lie along that road, because we’ll never travel it at just that time, in just those circumstances, ever again. Apply this to any current event you please.
But there are days in our lives when we know–at that very moment–that everything has changed. For me, it was sometimes a choice I made…I chose Boston University over Williams College; I said “Yes, I will!” when the man I still love asked, “Will you?” Sometimes it was a defining event over which I had no control, as when a friend called and told me to turn on the TV, because an airplane had flown into the World Trade Center.
This isn’t a post about 9-11. But that dark day is part and parcel with a dark year of my life. One month after we watched, with our elementary-aged sons, the devastation of the two towers, I got another phone call. This one was from my dad who said, “Mom has stage 4 cancer.”
Which day do you think rocked my world more? Continue reading
It is truly an upside-down world, when groups such as Planned Parenthood celebrate Mother’s Day asking people for donations to prevent women from becoming mothers, or in other words, by asking for abortion funding.
For that reason, I am especially grateful for this advertisement from Publix Supermarkets. This is as Pro-Life an ad as you’ll see today, and they deserve some serious credit for it.
Happy Mother’s Day, everyone.
They just can’t help themselves.
Via HOTAIR.com, National Organization of Women President Terry O’Neill tried to turn Hilary Rosen’s ridiculous inflammatory statement from Wednesday night into a positive by, basically, …..repeating it.
The money quote:
TERRY O’NEILL: What would we be saying if Hillary Clinton had said this: that Ann Romney has never, has not worked for pay outside the home a day in her life? That’s my understanding that’s an accurate statement, and that raises the exact issue that Hilary Rosen was trying to get to, which is do Mr. & Mrs. Romney have the kind of life experience and if not, the imagination, to really understand what most American families are going through right now? I think that that was what Hilary was getting out, and so she left out the words “for pay outside the home.”
Ed Morrissey actually echoes in his post today what I was saying yesterday:
Once again, we get to see the professional Left’s utter disdain for women who chose to stay home with their children rather than work in the workplace. Do they also lack “life experience” and “imagination”? Are their political and economic views also irrelevant? Is a woman’s worth entirely measured by her salary? Is that the official position of NOW? If so, then perhaps they may want to think about an official name change.
My only advice to these folks?
Keep digging, guys. Keep digging….
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