Rev. Diane M. Baldwin
Woodhaven Presbyterian Church
May 12, 2013 – 7th Sunday of Easter – Mother’s Day
Psalm 97; John 17:20-26; Acts 1:1-11
I have been truly blessed to have many, many wonderful women in my life, and most of them are family members. My Aunt Early: who took me to the TG&Y in Norman, Oklahoma every summer when I was growing up and let me buy my three favorite things in the world: a box of Band-Aids (you never know); a wrist watch (do you remember those wrist watches with the little elastic bands?) I always had to have one of those; and sunglasses that I used to put on like this, you know they were plastic and had the little earpieces. My Aunt Ruth: who demonstrated to me how important it was to be a lady, not only in dress right down to matching shoes and purse and painted fingernails, but more importantly, in how you interact with others. My Aunt Lillie: who tried to teach me how to make her sinfully-rich chocolate pie, but who taught me a greater lesson: the love of Christ. My Grams, Dad’s mom, who taught me that you are never too old to move, change or love babies, and that “sticky” was right up there with cursing, bad, no excuses for it! My Mamaw, Mom’s Mom, who is like a second mother, only better, left my sister and me with a legacy of unconditional love, cravings for homemade chicken and dumplings, and great tolerance and acceptance for others.
(…excerpt from podcast)