The Nine Pecans

Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 09:27 AM.

However, those nine fruits Paul talked about are very applicable when we are thinking of our mothers.  Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control are all qualities we think of on Mother’s Day.


All you have to do is go to the grocery store and watch a mommy trying to handle two or three kids, keep them in a shopping cart, use coupons, keep little hands and feet out of harm’s way and make it through the checkout line.  It is entertaining to watch, but you watch it knowing that she will have to do again tomorrow and the next day.


Those nine pecans also remind me that I’m not perfect.  With Mama gone, I’ll never be a “ten” again…  I would like to think I was perfect in my Mama’s eyes, but I know better.


Mothers accept us as we are, being (far) less than perfect.  After thinking about this, I counted the pecans once more thinking that nine may have been too many.  There should have only been three or four pecans in that bag.  One of my brothers might be worth nine – but not me.

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