What makes a Mom great?

by Janet Perez-Eckles on May 13, 2012 | Articles

I just read this: “God couldn’t be everywhere so He made Moms.” Forgive  the rudeness, but this is plain ol’ crazy talk.

Moms would like to be everywhere. But do you know where they are? In the bathroom, privacy a thing of the past as toddlers follow her in. Moms  can’t finish a sandwich while standing at the counter. With one hand  wiping a runny nose and with one knee holding the cabinet door shut to  keep her toddler out.

Here is my take of a great Mom:

A Mom who knows mistakes will be corrected in the hands of a loving God.

A Mom who goes to sleep at night with dishes still in the sink, but a  bedtime story in her kid’s heart.

A Mom who knows perfection will happen on the other side of heaven.

A Mom who sees her kid’s weakness and still smiles at his strengths.

A Mom who places guilt in the garbage disposal of life. A Mom who leaves fingerprints on the glass door to place an imprint of  love in her kid’s heart.

A Mom who looks in the mirror and smiles because she is molding one of  the leaders of tomorrow.

A Mom who picks shoes off the floor, thankful her kids can walk.

A Mom who listens to endless chatter, thankful her kids can talk. A Mom who signed a partnership with God above.

A Mom who stirs this sweetener in the coffee cup of her heart: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
To that great mom and all the moms reading this—Happy Mother’s Day!! Janet

Although blind, Janet Perez Eckles has been inspiring thousands to see the best in life. She is an international speaker, writer and #1 bestselling author of Simply Salsa: Dancing without Fear at God’s Fiesta.

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