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By Judith Wilson
"Please Mom," I whined, I'll never make it on time."
She just looked at me and said, "I told you in enough time so you could catch the bus."
But as I stood looking pitiful, hopeful, pleading, she changed her mind, gave a big sigh, and got out the keys to the truck. Daddy had left the truck for her that day, even though she couldn't dive a stick shift.
"This is the last time I will take you to school," Mom said.
"You had better get your act together from now on."
As we started, I apologized again and told her I was sorry and that I would be more careful. And as we began the journey, she struggled with the shift and finally got the right gear and we began our journey. As we jerked from one stop sign after another, she struggled with shifting gears and we got to laughing so hard I wasn't sure if it was us shaking the truck or the shifting sequence that was causing the problem. My school books ended up on the floor of the truck several times. She did learn how to drive a stick shift that morning and she did get me to school on time.
She never lost her temper with me. She portrayed a true Christian woman. Her actions and her attitude that spring morning spoke so loudly to me that I never forgot. She displayed before me what being a Christian was all about. She was upset, but not out of control. She had a kink in her schedule for the day, but she did not take it out on me. She didn't know how to drive a stick shift -- but she learned that day. An expert? Well, that would come. She was an expert in the task of being a Christian mother. It was one of many times she acted out her faith before me and my sisters, one of those precious memories which does not dim with time. Her faith became my own and her example spoke so clearly that I wanted to live the same kind of Christian example before my own children.
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Thought For The Day:
"If silence is golden, not many people can be arrested for hoarding."--E. C. Mekenzie
"In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise"--Proverbs 10:19
"Everyone's afraid of noises at night."
"People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them."--Leo J. Burke
"Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing and you'll get there."--Josh Billings
"Rewriting is like scrubbing the basement floor with a toothbrush." --Pete Murphy
"Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?"
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:20
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