The other day I was brainstorming ideas for my #write31days series and the book “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum popped into my head.
Today my post is about Everything I Really Need to Know I Learned from my Momma.” I have learned that when you are kind to others; they will be kind to you. I have learned that when you are willing to give the shirt off your back and help out someone, they will return the favor when you are in need.
I have learned what it means to share “unspeakable joy” with the world. I have learned that sometimes its ok to indulge in chocolate or soap operas or whatever to take your mind off the troubles of the day for a moment. I have learned that its ok to take a nap when your body is tired.
I have learned what it means to believe that you are a beloved child of God; called and claimed by God. I have learned what it means to be nurtured in faith and pass on faith and values. I have learned to say sorry and really mean it. I have learned what it means to have someone proud of me for my accomplishments; graduating high school, attending and graduating from seminary, my first job, etc.
I have learned to work hard. I have learned to remember specials day; Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc. I have learned to pick up basin and towel and wash the feet of all God’s people. I have learned to share and educate about our journey with mental illness. I have learned what it means to be loved by God in the midst of our brokenness.
I have ultimately learned what it means to love and be loved!!
This is awesome! Sometimes we don't realize all the wisdom our mommas have until we're adults!
Oh yes! As a mom of three kids (the oldest being in K) this hits home! And…I'll be picking up that book too! Thanks!
What a great tribute to your Mom. I loved that book… and it really is true. Haven't read it in a while… may have to pull it back out.
Your Momma sounds like a great lady 🙂