Is Mom your MVP?

Can a person take a break from a break?

Yes, the blog is still on temporary hiatus while I work on other things (I’m happy to report that the book writing is going well — five chapters in six weeks — though I’ve also had some health issues to wrestle with; more on both of these at some later time).  But I wanted to share a video with you for Mother’s Day.

As regular readers would probably guess, I’ve been following the NBA playoffs.  What an unusual, history-making first round: after 4 games in each series, Miami had already swept Charlotte, but no other top 4 team was leading in either the East or the West.  Five of the 8 series went the full 7 games, with lots of overtime periods and last second heroics, unprecedented 4-point plays and improbable circus shots.  What a ride.

Meanwhile, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder has won his first MVP award.  It’s well-deserved.  One coach praised Durant not only for being a phenomenal athlete, but “a good kid” (he’s 25).  During his acceptance speech, Durant offered this moving and heartfelt tribute to his mother, who struggled as a young single parent to keep food on the table.  She sat in the audience weeping as Durant poured out his thanks and then received a standing ovation from the assembled crowd.

So thank you, moms everywhere, for all you have done and sacrificed for your children.

As for the rest of us: I look forward to the day in which we will know the applause of heaven (borrowing Max Lucado’s phrase) for faithful sacrifices made in God’s name and for his purposes.

2 thoughts on “Is Mom your MVP?

  1. Thank you very much for this moving article on Mother’s Day! It encourages me to continuously work hard to support my rebellious 16 year-old son and help him get rid of online game addiction with unconditional love as a single mother. Hopefully some years later he will also pour out thanks to me instead of scorning me on the very day of Mother’s Day. May the Holy Spirit fill in my son’s heart and transform his life!

    1. Single mothers have such a difficult job… I pray that God would grant you the patience, love, and wisdom you need, and grant it in abundance! I hope that you also have the local support of faithful friends. Peace.

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