From the desk of Pastor Jan . . . Precious Moments

I grew up liking Precious Moments Arts. It gives tender, sweet, caring, and heavenly messages. This picture about mothers reminds me of Mama Pat creating precious moments with us.

She was a Preschool teacher and a Diaconal Minister at the same time. And so, most often Saturday is our family day. I look forward to Saturday dinners because she will prepare something special. I was in first grade when she made this salad with purple cabbage. I was fascinated with its color, my first time seeing one. (Maybe that’s how I love purple) She likes to turn simple recipes into better and wonderful meals. When I turned 40ish, she redecorated the cake she bought me. It was a Black Forest Cake (one of my favorites). She added more peaches and cherries. She totally knew our favorites.  <!–split–>

Nowadays, she likes watching cooking shows on YouTube, then tries to make some. One of her love languages is service, in the form of cooking special meals for us. This is just one of the many ways Mama Pat creates precious moments with us.

I believe that every mother has her own way of creating precious moments with her family. My family is blessed having Mama Pat. In Young Sheldon’s words: There are 5 billion people in the world, what are the odds that we have Mama Pat to be our mother? I believe, God made it happen! Thank you, Lord, for giving us Mama Pat! I would like to honor Mama Pat and all mothers (biological and spiritual) who create Precious Moments with their family. We appreciate all the efforts you made to express your love to us. Truly, you are a woman after God’s heart. These verses are for you:

Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise:  “Many women have done wonderful things, but you’ve outclassed them all!”                                – Proverbs 31:28-29

Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for holding our hands and hearts!