I spent one of my April days speaking with a former prostitute. “Angel” was soft-spoken and friendly, and had a wonderful turn of phrase. We chatted about her life; about what led her to live the life she did and what helped her eventually crawl out of the muck.
I am constantly amazed at how often I miss seeing how God is working in my life. When I discover some word or insight of God’s plan and power that I have ignored, I am deeply moved and humbled. How could I have been so blind? I believe I am often in a state of ignorance or denial.
Out of curiosity, I googled Biblical references to mothers. I came upon a page that lists, “Top 40 scripture passages for Mother’s Day.” One of the passages it listed was 1 Corinthians 12:4-11. This passage describes how many mothers use their gifts.
I was married just before my 21st birthday and at that time my husband and I had decided that we would not have any children. After almost 10 years of marriage, we changed our minds and my son was born just after our 10th Anniversary.