Mom’s Voice Is Always Heard
Even When She Is Gone
We celebrate “Mom” only one day a year but her influence is evident every day in the lives of her children. Through them she’s everywhere. She rubs off. Her influence is subtle but the effects are very real. Sometimes she’s intentional and sometimes not, but she always leaves a mark.
For those who doubt this, the following observations are offered as proof that Mom really gets into your head.
Mom Is Universal, Timeless and 24/7
Mom is not a localized concept or historical trend. She doesn’t come and go. She is everywhere and for all time.
There’s never been a generation where Mom-hood wasn’t relevant. There’s never been a person who didn’t have a Mom. There’ never been a person who didn’t love a Mom. If not their own then another.
The only two people who didn’t have a mother were the first man and the first woman. Mom is the soil in which every life germinates, literally. She is the first person we touch and through that touch we share feelings, nutrition, experiences – both good an bad, and if science is correct, she shapes our taste for food and music even in the womb. And all of that before we are born.
Mom is hands-on from the very start.
Mom Naturally Encourages And Mentors
It’s only natural that because we come out of Mom and she contributes most of the building blocks that comprise our physical being, she is invested in a way no other person is.
Dad loves us in one way. He takes a lot of pride in what we become. Mom loves as we are. She, more than any other, speaks the language of acceptance, approval, affirmation and belief.
When Dad gives instruction, it often sounds like something you “must” do. He is the lawgiver and the judge.
When Mom instructs, it sounds like something you “can” do. She is the cheerleader and he support.
Dad is the voice that guides us. Mom is the hand.
Mom Naturally Protects
Dads are protective too but mostly in the same way any person might protect another. It’s different for Moms. For them it’s instinctive. They can’t stop themselves. “Protective” is their natural response to children in need and God made them that way. Animals in the wild illustrate it best.
This behavior isn’t unusual as the lion in this series of photographs demonstrates.
Mom Is God’s Voice Everyday
Over the course of any person’s life, God speaks personally and individually only a few times. Those are the big moments. They establish markers around which all other decisions are made. The years in between those moments, instead of being complietely silent, He speaks through Mom. She is God’s voice to us even when she is no longer around.
We remember what she said or did. Not just the words but the expression on her face. The tone of her voice. The gentleness of her touch. The certainty of her love. She is “there” for us. When we fail she is disappointed for us not in us. God made her that way just so we would know He too is always there.
In short, Moms are special. THINK!AboutIt