I want to wish a very special Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers who read this blog and especially to the moms at Vision. I am in China right now. That is a long ways from all of you and it is already Sunday morning while it is Saturday night there.
Please know that I love all of you and I have left you in very capable hands with our church staff and Tony Howeth preaching today.
I have to express my love to the most important woman in the world to me and that is my wife and the mother of our children Betty. This picture was taken nearly 36 years ago on August 18, 1973.
This next picture is from way back when we were just getting started and had just taken our first baby, Chris, home from the hospital.
First there was one then there were two.
Then we jump straight to four
Then came the grandkids. The mother to a bunch of little mothers that have done a great job with their kids.
Here is the whole gang
Betty I just want to say that I love you and thank God for you. You are the greatest woman in the world and without you I have no idea what life could be like. I miss you and wish that I could be there with you for this day but can’t. Just know that no one loves and respects you more than I do.
Betty has been a mother and grandmother to all of our family plus she has sons and daughters in the ministry all around the globe serving as missionaries. The young guys sometimes just put up with me but they love Betty because who can’t love such a sweet lady and substitute mom.
I also want to thank God for my mom and the way God used her in my life. I thank her for teaching me to study the Bible. I thank God for the discipline she instilled in my life to dig deep into God’s Word.
I thank God for my mother in law who raised the greatest lady in the world. Today I have lots of moms to be thankful for.