A week or so ago our daughters did something sweet for their Mommy. Halle and Audrey hosted “The Best Mommy Party.” It was quite gracious of them. I am privileged to have three great Mom’s in my life. My own Mom is pretty special; my Mother-in-Law is pretty awesome as well. I can make a case for both being “the best mommy” as well, but today I’ll focus my attention on the recipient of Halle and Audrey’s party.
Elisabeth is “The Best Mommy” for many reasons and I know she isn’t seeking attention, but I’ll give it to her anyway.
The last few weeks/months have been pretty crazy. First, she gives birth to our very cute son, Will. Shortly after this I make the move to Youthmark as my full-time venture. Then I take off for six days on a baseball trip. Upon my return, I begin working many hours on YM stuff. At one point during this venture I take off for a couple days (short notice) to LA for some meetings. Then I have a wedding, a sermon and oh, a business I am organizing. Through all of this she maintained “Super Mom” (and Super-Wife) status in my mind.
She is an amazing woman of God. She seeks to serve Him first and foremost. Her knowledge of Scripture and tenderness toward the Lord is not only a great example for our kids, but it is rubbing off on them and shaping their actions. “Jesus is the best in all the earth” was a recent song Audrey had made-up and was singing. Halle will often be found writing a beautiful second and/or third verse to a well known hymn or song. And just the other day I caught Will having some serious praise time.
Okay, so maybe I was helping him? But nonetheless, Elisabeth’s servant’s heart and wonderful patience is an example to me. I desire to “Daddy” as well as she is “Mommy-ing.” She prays for, cares for and serves our family well. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in life. Thank you Jesus.
But we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. ~1 Thess. 2:7-9
Based on this passage, like Paul, Elisabeth is gentle, caring, loving, delightful, and giving. She does work night and day, and in spite of any difficulty in our lives she seeks to do right by God and her family. I am blessed to have “The Best Mommy” in my life!
Plus she’s so cute and funny!