Wrinkles: Recognizing mothers and angels

Remembering mothers is special – memories of hugs, special times of getting home from school to find a chocolate cake or pie awaiting you. I hope your Mother’s Day was special. See if you remember any of these things that your mom taught you.

She taught me to ...

To appreciate a job well done – “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside ... I just finished cleaning.”

Religion – “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”

Logic –“Because I said so, that’s why.”

Irony – “Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.”

Osmosis – “Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”

Stamina – “You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”

I wonder how many children of today have ever heard these words. In today’s generation, they do seem a little crass. I am sure some of the “older” generation have heard these words many times.

Previously, we have discussed that we believe in angels. They appear in your life just when you need them and remain in your memory forever. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to have them visit in our lives many times.

Not long ago, a new angel appeared. It was a time of deep sorrow because of the loss of a loved one, and yet the devil always seems to appear when we are at our most vulnerable. Because of his deep Christian faith, this angel stepped in and tried to make things right. He talked with me, guided me to the right path, shielded me from many hurtful situations and corrected many “wrongs.”

So a new “angel” has been added to my list. His name is Steve Posey, along with his beautiful wife, Nancy.

So when you think your world is “upside down,” look around. There just may be an angel hovering overhead watching over you. God does provide.