We learn a lot from our mothers. Some of it is good – some of it is bad – some of it is neutral. Mikey’s Funnies has collected some of the following cute things about things mothers teach.
My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION: “Just wait until your father gets home.”
My Mother taught me LOGIC: “Because I said so, that’s why.”
My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE: “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.”
My Mother taught me HUMOR: “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”
My Mother taught me GENETICS: You’re just like your father.”
My Mother taught me ROOTS: “Do you think you were born in a barn?”
My Mother taught me WISDOM OF AGE: “When you get to be my age, you will understand.”
My Mother taught me JUSTICE: “One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you. Then you’ll see what it’s like.”
My Mother taught me RELIGION: “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”
My Mother taught me TIME TRAVEL: “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week.”
My Mother taught me FORESIGHT: “Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”
My Mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS: “Shut your mouth and eat your supper!”
My Mother taught me about WEATHER: “It looks as if a tornado swept through your room.”
My Mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”
My Mother taught me about ENVY: “There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do!”
The most important things I learned about values, life, treating people, purpose for my life, and devotion to study God’s Word – all of these were taught by my mother. My brother, George, and I and my Dad were clearly her priorities. Life never centered around her – it was always the three men in her life. I regret that I did not appreciate it more when I was younger. I really see how blessed I am today.
I feel a lot like Timothy when Paul wrote to him, “I am reminded of the sincerity within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and I am sure that it is in you as well. For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you.” (II Timothy 1:5, 6 NAS)
Mothers’ Day is a good time for us to “kindle afresh” the things we learned from our mothers, and a good time for all mothers to “kindle afresh” the tremendous teaching opportunities God affords.