Praise Be to Jesus… It’s a Dawna Day!

Lord, help me express my heart to those great women who have shaped me into the mother I am today. I do not want to sound like another Hallmark card. I want sincerity in my words and I want them to feel the truth behind them. This is what I prayerfully sought last night, the night before Mothers day.
Did I get my answer? Yes. But, in the most unexpected way. 
As I prayed and meditated upon who I am, the passion I feel for my children and the devotion I have toward them, it was clear who has fine-tuned and sharpened me as a Mother. It was also clear on how HE did it. I know it was Jesus, but he has worked through another amazing man.
At 2:00 AM on Mother’s Day morning I found myself writing a letter of gratitude, a letter of thanksgiving to my husband.
You see I found the answer in proverbs 31. How in the world does a woman become like that?  The answer stared back at me in Proverbs 31:28-29…
“Her Children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her saying; Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all.”
My husband blesses me by supporting, teaching and inspiring me. He is not stingy with his praises but lavishly tells me what a great wife and mother I am. It may not sound the same but it means the same. It is a lot easier to serve and sacrifice with such a man by my side. 
God’s blessing and carving stick comes in unexpected packages.
I am aware that my mother laid my foundation, but never thought my husband would play a main character in the make up of “me.”  
Now do not get me wrong, I am not perfect and neither is my husband, however our teacher is GOOD… very good! I know I will never be the Proverbs 31 woman, not this side of the veil, but there are people cheering me on, and guiding my ways.
We all share a role in shaping future Godly Mothers.
Sometimes it is as easy as praising, encouraging and blessing them. May God’s hands surround you all as priceless vessels on the potter wheel, using whomever necessary for His final piece!
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7 Responses

05.23.11

Dawna, I love that you recognized your husband as your best supporter and encourager as a mom… you've hit the nail on the head with this one! How hard it would be not to have my husbands love and support… his affirmation and spurring on are indeed my greatest gifts as a mom! Thanks for this… love you!

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05.23.11

Not a hallmark card sis it comes from the heart and that is what blesses me and others who read your blogs, you speak from what God has placed in you.

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05.23.11

Gotta love the awesome husbands we've been blessed with!

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05.23.11

I definitely need to thank my husband for his part in making me the woman and mother I am today. Beautifully written.

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05.23.11

Great post on the joys and hardships of a mama just trying to be the parent God intended for her to be. I really like these lines, "I am not perfect and neither is my husband, however our teacher is GOOD… very good! I know I will never be the Proverbs 31 woman, not this side of the veil, but there are people cheering me on, and guiding my ways."

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05.23.11

Great post Dawna….I am sure we take our husbands for granted. They are so important. They are our emotional backbone and without them we would flop. Thank you!
Love Laura

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05.23.11

Awww…I loved this!

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