If she hadn’t died in 2011, my mom would have turned 77 today.
My mom made the best German cheesecake on earth! No, sorry, you cannot convince me otherwise. Sad but true, with her death the making of these cakes ceased too. The recipe, you ask? No, sorry, she didn’t leave instructions behind nor had she taught me how to make it. Throughout her life she has kept it as her secret and now it is gone forever.
My mom also had the talent to keep her home spotless. I don’t know what she has done to them (there we go again) but all the furniture in her house stayed dustless until she and dad had returned from a two-week vacation.
My mom had been gifted in knitting and made the most beautiful sweaters you could ever imagine. She was the best! No, unfortunately she didn’t show me how to knit.
Isn’t it a shame that with her death all of this knowledge is gone? I wish my mom would have taught me how to bake, how to clean, how to knit but most of all where to find help when life gets tough.
Young Women Need To Know
How are we able to do the things we are doing? What is the best way to accomplish certain tasks? What is true? What is false? How do we know? Where do we find practical advice? Where do we go to when hardships strike? Who can we really rely on?
Deuteronomy 6:5-9 (NKJV) says:
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
It’s time to take our calling seriously. Mothers, training begins while they are still young. Train them up in the way they should go (not in the way the world wants them to go). Keep sharing your wisdom and don’t neglect that important relationship with your daughters! Grandmas, share the knowledge and understanding that you have been blessed with over the years. Older women, teach the younger women. Teach them what? That’s for another day’s post.
Want to keep on reading? Teach them diligently might be of your interest, too. And/Or, if you are wondering if my mom has been a Christian, in Death Of An Unbelieving Loved One I have shared how I wrestled of not knowing where she has gone to. I pleaded with the LORD over this question. (If you’ll read the post you will find out how He has answered in such an amazing way.)