It is a busy time of the year. The school year is winding down and there are concerts and sporting events. High school proms are going on. Graduation is coming up and so there are parties to plan for. Older kids are coming home from college. And then this Sunday is Mother’s Day. I would have planned that for some other month, but then no one asked me. So remember your mom this weekend, and I have been told that it would be a good idea to think of places other than Menards or Home Depot if you want to get her a present. As you think about your mom, here are nine things no mother has ever said her children:
- “How on earth can you see the television sitting so far back?”
“Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too.”
“Just leave all the lights on. It makes the house look more cheery.”
“Let me smell that shirt. Yeah, it’s good for another week.”
“Go ahead and keep that stray dog, Honey. I’ll be glad to feed and walk him every day.”
“Well, if Timmy’s mom says it’s okay, that’s good enough for me.”
“The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It’s not like I’m running a prison around here.”
“I don’t have a tissue with me …. just use your sleeve.”
“Don’t bother wearing a jacket — the wind chill is bound to improve.”
This Sunday is the last time the Chancel Choir will sing before they take a break for the summer. So if you want to hear them one last time, be sure to make it to church on Sunday. I will be preaching on Luke 24:44-53, the story of Christ’s ascension into heaven. A week from Sunday will be Pentecost, so start thinking now about the red you will wear.
One final note: We do not need any volunteers to help on Saturday with the postal workers’ food drive.
Stay in One Peace,