She is clothed with strength and dignity
The women who care for us are strong people. Not necessarily strong, muscle-wise, but very strong in hope, determination, and love. What are your mom's strengths? (When I was little, I was certain that my Grandma's biggest strength was her bread-baking, yum, and a little magical. And knitting!)
Moms are dignified, too. The dictionary says that dignity means "the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect." What are some ways to honor and respect your mother? (I respect my Nana by planting marigolds at her grave. It's a peaceful place, and the bright flowers remind me of her patient cheerfulness.)
She can laugh at the days to come
This woman believes in God, and knows that even in hard days, the Lord has promised good things. Plus, it's healthy to laugh. Share some jokes with your momma and others:
here are 50
to get you started. (I lol'd at #41, it's silly!)
Mothers offer calmness and comfort, too, when the future is uncertain. What are your favorite ways to be comforted, and how does your favorite person like to be comforted? (My mother-in-law loved to have her feet rubbed; it made her smile.)
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
Does your mother always say certain things to you? (My mum liked to say, "Just do your best!" She also said, "If your schoolmate jumped off the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge, would you, too?" And: "Clean out your ears, you could grow petunias in there!" - I loved that image and secretly wished I could grow flowers in my ears.)
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Working diligently to help things run smoothly - and to teach these skills.
(I thought for sure that my mum had eyes in the back of her head, literally. She always knew what was going on! We kids used to run our hands through her hair, looking for them, and she would laugh and say, "Stop! They're closed right now!")
Her children arise and call her blessed. . .
Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.
"You're #1!" It's nice to know that people realize the effort and love given to them. Mommies, Grammies, Aunties, and other dear ones don't expect to hear "thank you" all the time, but those are very sweet words, indeed.
Share a big thank you with the ones who care so deeply for you by creating one of these lovely DIYs - for Mother's Day or at any time: