I amazed at the influence my mother has over me--even now.
My mother is a strong woman. My mother is fearless. My mother could spit nails. In fact, I have no doubt she could have been a sergeant in the military. Think Sergeant Carter on the Gomer Pyle Show.
Though we didn't dare disobey her, Mom had her soft moments, too. When we were growing up, she was sort of like a soft boiled egg, hard on the outside, soft in the middle. :-)
Now Mom is 84 years old. She's had a stroke but is doing so much better--to which she gives God all the glory! I'm so proud of her!
Here's the funny thing. My sister and I were visiting Mom at the hospital, then while Mom went to therapy, sis and I went to Starbucks. We were there quite a while when my sister's phone rang. We thought it was Mom and both of us immediately strapped on our seatbelts. I started the car and eased out of the parking place. It wasn't Mom on the phone and we started laughing at how we both jumped to attention thinking it was her.
She may be 84, but she's still got what it takes to keep these 50 plus year olds hoppin'!
How about you, do you still need Mom when you're sick? Maybe your mom is gone but you still hear her voice in your mind when you do certain things? Is your mom's influence still strong upon your life?