Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MOTHER OF THE YEAR: The Lady in the Yellow Shirt

by Molly Noble Bull

Mothers, especially Christian mothers and grandmothers, have a tough job in life. They want their children and grandchildren to love them. At the same time, they want them “in that number when the saints come marching in.” In other words, they want them to go to heaven.
Yet in the state of Maryland on the night of April 27, 2015, a woman, a mother, risk losing the love of her sixteen-year-old son for the better good. Instead of sparing the rod and spoiling her child, she did as the Bible says to do. She showed her love for the boy by smacking him in order to get his attention and turn him in the right direction.
I know. You aren’t to smack a child in the face. I would never do that nor have I ever done such a thing. But she didn’t actullay hurt the boy physically. The smack was light—meant to teach him right from wrong.
I don’t know the woman’s name. I call her The Lady in the Yellow Shirt, but I know her heart because she has the heart of a true mother. 
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This brave lady inspired me to remove my safety net and do as she did—witness to my family and others. Maybe you should do as she did too.
It might be years before the son of The Lady in the Yellow Shirt realizes that his mother was right all along and that her smacks were labors of love. But I predict that he will learn this lesson but maybe not until he has children and grandchildren of his own. Perhaps on that day, he will thank his mom for loving him enough to risk losing him.
Mother’s Day is coming up, and I vote for The Lady in the Yellow Shirt for Mother of the Year
Molly Noble Bull is a Christian wife, mother, grandmother and a published novelist.

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1 comment:

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I think using the broad brush to deal with problems always gets us in n trouble. Like the mother who hit her son in Baltimore- she was desperate and the stakes were high. I'm also a non-spanker, but would spank anyone of my children if I thought there life or souls were at risk.