Since Christmas is around the corner it tends to bring up the fact that we are missing a person. I have recently been reminded/grateful for the way I was raised. So here are I’ve things my mom taught me about life.
2. An imagination will get you so far. I am so sad when I see kids these days with their eyes glued to TVs and when told to play outside they just stand there not knowing what to do! Technology has stolen the simplicity of life from us. It’s not like we didn’t watch movies growing up but I always watched more movies at friends houses then at my home. Movies were for rainy days and snow storms definitely not sunny days, that was basically a sin! If you had time on your hands read a book or play outside or both! Plus we had dial up internet till I was 13 pretty much so its not like we could waste time on the computer.
3. Christian fellowship is very important. My mom served. My mom was one of the best examples of a open heart I can think of, and she got that from her mom! I remember my mom saying many times to people she’d just met, “You are more then welcome to come over for lunch! All we have is peanut butter and homemade buns but we would love to have you over!”. The house didn’t have to be perfect, we cleaned once a week on Saturday, the food was simple but good, but it was the fellowship that was the most important! From that we hosted people from the USA, Israel, Toga, India and many many places! It was actually abnormal for us to not have someone over on a Sunday! I so badly want to continue this into my home!
4. How to vacuum properly. Haha for years my mom wouldn’t let us kids vacuum because we wouldn’t do a job that was up to her standards. When we finally were taught the art if we didn’t do a good job we would have to redo the whole thing until it was up to standard. If you don’t do a good job vacuuming then it makes washing the floor harder. Just a fact.
5. How to be a tender person. My moms heart was very sensitive to Gods conviction. I remember her telling a story about how she had judged a new person in the church on Sunday morning because of all his tattoos and piercings. God convicted her of that and she went up to that person and engaged him in a friendly normal conversation. A few years later, after she had passed away, we found out that she was a big reason that he accepted Christ!
She loved outwardly because she new she was loved inwardly.I miss her but it is such a blessing to be able to say that Lisa Wiebe was my mom!