Recently Susan and I traveled to the San Francisco area in California to visit with Susan’s alllng mother. It was a hard trip, not only for Susan, but for me as well. I found it very hard to stay in the room and see a woman who has come to mean so much to me in the condition she was in. I’m not sure she even knew who I was and although a smile creased her face, the usually bubbly kidder full of life, constantly giving me a hard time, was only a distant memory.
Ailean has always been a big supporter and encourager to me. She approved of me long before Susan’s dad, Lorne, did. I received a phone call from her after Susan and I moved to Dover. . . she told me “Pastor Rodney, you will always be my pastor.” I have been so blessed to have wonderful mothers, my mom, my mother-in-law, grandmothers, great grandmothers, in my life. Women who prayed for me, encouraged me, told me I could accomplish much. God has truly blessed me. Thank you mom, thank you Ailean, thank you Grandma’s Phillips, Armstrong, and Tome. You have been such a blessing in my life. I am who I am largely due to your investment into my life.
Oh, yeah . . . thank you Susan for being the mother of our wonderful TRIBE!
Loving our Mothers this day!