For Chip: He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. —Unknown

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Women of Faith

My mom is now quite elderly and is not the same woman she was even a few years ago.  However, one thing that has not changed is her faith in God.  Do some people have a closer connection to God?  I am here to tell you I have seen examples of incidents that could only come from God.  I was once told that my mother was the meanest woman on earth.   I think what they meant to say was that she was the most focused, determined, and God loving woman I know.  The only reason she is still here is because she never gives up.  She still wants to drive a car even though she is close to a 100.  I tell her to relax and let someone else take care of driving, but that is not good enough for her.  She hasn't missed church in years.  Her hearing is horrible, but she goes to church regularly and taught Sunday School for 50 years.

One day I was on crutches and in extreme pain. I gave her my daily call explaining my problem.  She accepts no problems or diseases. It is possible to overcome anything.  Within 30 minutes after calling her, I went to the store and was walking normally.  I knew it was her that had prayed for me and now things were fine.  On Friday I got documentation that should have never come to me, but was needed to complete her taxes.  It was unlikely that the government would make a mistake.  I knew that the letter was connected to a hotline to a higher power even though she knew nothing about it.  She got lost while driving one day and ended up at the home of the receptionist for a neighborhood church that she now attends.  A miracle?  Something definitely working in her favor.

My friend recently invited her mom to move into her home. Her mom is also a great example of a strong God fearing woman.  She was praying an emotional prayer for a large group of people at lunch recently,,,,, not the one about being grateful for the food.  She stopped in the middle of the prayer and said,  "You know God we own nothing.  Everything belongs to you including this house".  After going through a divorce and losing so many of my things, I realized that material things mean nothing.  It was the best lesson I could have ever learned.  I am amazed when I see people collecting objects that will mean nothing to the next person when they die.  This woman has taught me so much about life, love, friendship, and that God is in control.   God does own the house and I'm OK with that.

My biggest fear of losing my mom is also losing that special connection that I know is available though her talks with God.  Even if you do not believe in God you would be amazed by the wisdom and dedication in these women that walk in faith.

A Strong Woman