“My son (my daughters), listen to your father when he corrects you, and don’t ignore what your mother teaches you. What you learn from your parents will bring you honor and respect, like a crown or a gold medal” (PV 1: 8, 9)
My husband and I we have two daughters, Alina and Jemine. As a mother, I loved them very much when they were little. But looking back, I think that I was not the best mum to them because as a young wife and mother, I worried too much. I wanted to be ‘a perfect mother’ and of course, that was not possible. Thank God that after I gave my life to Christ, I changed for the better. I relaxed. I received peace with God and with myself. I no longer worry. I stop comparing myself with other successful women. I discovered who I am in Christ. I accepted myself as I am and in the same time praying to be like Jesus. I patiently waited for the spiritual fruit to grow in my heart. I now love and even like myself.
This is my testimony: In spite of my mistakes as a mother, I thank God that our daughters grew up to be wonderful women of God. It is the work and the grace of God! I discovered that now, as we are all getting older, we have a wonderful relationship as adults, as women of God. I truly enjoy my relationship with my daughters now more than ever. They live in the US and I live mostly in Nigeria. We are far away in the natural. But in the Spirit we are one! We talk on the phone and speak thru ‘Face time’ almost daily. We share the Word of God and we pray for one another. They do not need my counsel for every little thing. But they ask for my advice in the more serious things of life and I am honored to share with them from my experience. I am so grateful to God for making me a very happy mother and grandmother.
“Thank You Lord Jesus for everything! You have over-ruled the mistakes of my past. You have made all things new. I now know that I do not have to be perfect in my strength. For I see that You alone shall ‘perfect all that concerns me and Your mercy endures forever’ (Ps 138:8). To You alone be all the glory!