The Cuckoo Grandma was not cuckoo!
One of the gifts my mom gave me was the gift of time. Of course, she gave me her time as a mother. She gave me the gift of her time in praying for me. She also gave me a gift: a wonderful reminder of her every time I see it. The gift was her 1949 Cuckoo clock. It still works, but we have not had it ticking for over a year. (That is another story, but I’m tempted to restart it. I must ask Cindie for her approval first.)
Cindie recently discovered some notes my mom had written. At the top of the page mom wrote Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (ESV)
This single sheet shows that mom took time to not only read God’s communication to her, but she took time to reflect on the reason God had the prophet write the words. She wanted her time to be used mindful of a time that was coming: her future. She was thinking with eternity in mind.
She was also challenging herself to “think” and to “consider.” This was no “read the Bible in a year” approach. This was a powerful tool for reflection. And, as a result, my mom reflected her Savior well and she now has been enjoying her future with her Savior for several years. Mom used her time well. Do you?
Five Minute Friday
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What a beautiful legacy your mom left! I hope my sons can say this about me when I am Home. Thank you for sharing her with us.
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So beautiful, wonderful memories, thanks for sharing them
I really enjoyed reading this, thanks for sharing the gift of a glimpse into your mother’s faith! I also love that you are able to see and reflect on the beauty she’s given you!
As a grandma myself, this really touched my heart. I need to continue every day to pray for my kids and grandkids, and to be an example to them. I hope I am remembered the way you remember your mom. Visiting from FMF. God bless you.
I love this so much. #18
Such a beautiful message. Wonderful.
Wayne, how lovely. What a beautiful tribute to your mom, and I love how you reflected on her reflection of her Savior. May we all strive to be like our Savior. Blessings.
Visit from FMF#15
A beautiful testimony to your mother and a beautiful witness to you for the value of God’s word.
Great first post! Welcome to FMF!
With love from your wife AND friend,
~ Cindie, visiting from FMF #57
What a wonderful legacy!