Tuesday, November 13, 2012

30 days of Thankfulness. Day 13, "Mom."

A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
Proverbs 10:1

Wise son, glad father;
stupid son, sad mother.
Message Bible version

<--- b="b">Yep, that would be me in the arms of my Dad, with Mom and Molly the dog out in front of our old house in Sacramento.  And hopefully I've been able to give them a bit more gladness than sadness.

So anyway, almost every Tuesday I have a date with my mommy.  And so it was today.  We go out for lunch and then shop at the organic supermarket.  Then she ends up buying me gasoline. (I'm thankful for that, too.)

I am extremely thankful for my Mom. (My Dad, too.  But this post is about my Mom.) I am adopted.  I prefer the term "Hand Picked," but either way.  Not to sound totally Calvinist, but God must have been very active in all of this, because he found some perfect folks for me.

My mother is a phenomenal cook, and tonight I shall be dining on the tacos that she makes which out do anything to be found in a restaurant.  She also has the spiritual gift of Hospitality and is a most gracious host.  She is a woman of simple & genuine faith.  I love my Mom.

One of my favorite memories of her is from way back.  I was in my room with my stereo on, loud as usual.  I was playing Dire Straights.  I opened my door to go use the toilet and there was Mom vacuuming out side while dancing to the music.  My Mom cracks me up.

I have worked with many, many "At-Risk" kids.  I have seen some really bad families.  Almost daily at my store I see some parents with their kids and think to myself, "That kid doesn't stand a chance."  In America, the worship of Molech is rampant.  He was the god in the Old Testament who you would sacrifice your children to so to gain success in your business.  It would appear that there is nothing new under the sun.  It breaks my heart.

I am extremely blessed to have the family I do.

I am very thankful for my mother.

Yes, yes she did.  :)

You Rock, Mom.

Love Joe

P.S. I'll add this additional video not merely because of the title, but also because this is how my family still likes to dress up for formal functions and holidays with relatives.

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