October 11, 2012

Word of Thanks

I wanted to use this post to say thank you to a sweet elderly lady who was used of God.  I don't know her name.  Only saw her twice briefly at a restaurant. Her husband was next to my youngest son at the buffet line.  She came over to our corner booth much later and asked if I was the boys' mother.  "Yes, I am!" I stated, unsure of what she was going to say. "You are doing such a good job of raising them," she sweetly said and turned to leave almost before I could say thank you.  We watched out the window as they went to their car. Her husband must of been in his late 80's or more. And she was a very graceful and elegant lady at least his age or slightly younger. 
Only God knew how at the store earlier how awful some of the boys' behaviour was and how discouraged I was as a mom. Being a mom of three rambuncious boys is not for wimps.  Being a single mom is even tougher.  Some days are just hard. Grocery shopping and eating out can be daring adventures on those days.  This sweet woman was used of God to give me hope, to remind me to look at the positives in my boys, and to prompt me to look for another mom to give encouragement to.  It just might be exactly what she needs to hear.   
Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

 Proverbs 25:11
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Proverbs 15:23
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

 Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

1 comment:

Rachel Beran said...

Isn't it just amazing what an encouraging word can do?! God is so good to give you the words you needed, through this dear lady, at just the right time. ((HUG))

Oh, and I know all about those kind of adventure. :)