Monday, May 10, 2010


Happy Mother's Day

One way dads can foster love and unity in the home is giving healthy attention and recognition to their wives. The love dad shows for mom not only cements their relationship, it builds security in their children. Mother's Day is a great way to do that (just as Father's Day is a great opportunity for a mom to show love and respect for the children's dad).

Observing Mother's Day actually allows honor to be shown through several generations. We pay tribute to our wives, but also to our mothers and grandmothers. I want my children to know two true stories about my own mom:

1) Mom always ate the white meat at Thanksgiving. One year she asked for a leg. We all went, "What? When did this change happen?" "You kids all like the dark meat so I always let you have it. But now you are grown so I figure I can start eating it again."

2) Mom and Dad lived in a new house for a few years when they accepted jobs at a Christian college. My sister asked mom how she could leave a new house. Mom said, "My home is where my family is (and not in any particular house)."

Your family surely has similar stories of love and service. Remember them and tell them so they can feed the spirit of the next generation!

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday.

Warren Baldwin


Edie said...

One of the sweetest ways to honor your mom and your wife is to teach your kids to honor her. Good thoughts Warren.

Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

Warren: For mothers everywhere, THANK YOU for this post!! :) We appreciate it!

My husband says to me once in a while, "I don't know how you do it [motherhood]. I could never do it all day." Truth is, he could. But I love when he recognizes my hard work and my heart work.