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A Reason to Be Thankful How mothers make the holiday season more special


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ovember is the perfect time to reflect on what we


are thankful for—the rains in October, “Electricity in our homes and God in our heart,” the fall weather, and of course, deer season. We each have our own thoughts about the people and events that have inspired our lives. But the one constant in all of our lives —and I think we all agree on this— is our mother. I know it’s


in back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t be able to see, another in front for looking at a child who’s goofed and saying, “I understand, and I love you,” without speaking.”


The angel said, “Lord take a break tomorrow.”


BY TERRY MATLOCK CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


not Mother’s Day, but in a way every day is Mother’s Day. Proverbs 31:10 says, “Who can find a virtuous woman For her price is far above rubies.”


Columnist Erma Bombeck put it aptly:


When God created mothers, on his sixth day of overtime the angel said, “You’re fiddling around a lot on this one.”


God replied, “Have you seen the specs on this order? She’s to have 18,000 replaceable moving parts, run on black coffee and leftovers, and have a kiss that cures anything from broken legs to disappointed love affairs, and six pairs of hands!”


“Six pairs of hands? No way!” the angel said.


God said, “And the challenging bit is the three pairs of eyes mothers need: One pair that sees through doors, one


“I can’t,” God said. “I’m close to creating something so like myself. Already she can heal herself when she is sick, feed a family on a pound of hamburger and get a nine-year-old child to stand under a shower!”


Touching her, the angel said, “She’s so soft, but so tough.”


God replied, “You can’t imagine what this mother can endure.”


“Can it think?” asked the angel.


“Not only think, it reasons and compromises,” God said.


Running his fingers across the mother’s cheek, the angel said, “There’s a leak!”


“It’s not a leak,” God said. “It’s a tear.” “What’s it for?” asked the angel.


“It’s for joy, sadness, pain,


disappointment, loneliness and pride,” God said.


The angel declared, “Lord you’re a genius!”


I hope you’ll take time for reflection this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!


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