Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

#2 – Pass The Story Down


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Tell your children about it in the years to come, and let your children tell their children. Pass the story down from generation to generation (Joel 1:3 NLT).

My Mother’s Heart

Time alone revealed the
heart of my mother
Seasons of her life reflected
the love and care she gave

Easter dresses…lovingly
hand made for five daughters
while she sacrificially and
unashamedly went without

Sunday dinners… prepared and served
With hard working hands
she did it with joy…
Because she loved her family

Letters and notes of encouragement
when a daughter or son was far away from home
Times spent on her knees knowing something
wasn’t quite right… and so she prayed

Daring to believe for a miracle when doctors said
“No chance this baby can live”
A textbook miracle for
the son who lived forty-five years

Caring for Daddy through
long years of illness…
faithfully by his side
with hope and prayers

A heart broken many times by unbelievable losses…
grandsons, husband, son, parents, brothers and sisters
Yet Mother lived with confident hope
she would see them again

Mother touched many hearts over the years
giving hope, encouragement, prayers
A testament of love and faith
for all who knew her

Thank you God for the heart of my mother and the legacy of a life well lived.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner…. And a good time to share the precious memories of loved ones who blazed the trail of faith before you.

I would love to encourage you to pass their stories down…. Tell it to the next generation, so they can share it with generations to come.


10 thoughts on “#2 – Pass The Story Down

  1. You brought tears to my eyes as I reflected on my own sweet, faithful mom. How I miss her. This week I am sharing with a friend my mom’s heart-written, handwritten letter of evangelizing that she wrote to her own father. He died 2 years later. During those years, he was saved, he was baptized, and he was an active member in his church. My friend is using my mom’s letter to help as she writes to her sister. Legacy!


    • Jeanette,
      How timely! Thank you so much for taking time to share about about your dear, faithful mom and the legacy of faith she left you and your family. It probably never occured to her that her letter would reach beyond her father and touch the lives of generations to come. She was faithful to write and now God is still using her words to touch the lives of others…even through the flying scrolls of the internet. Wow! Thanks for sharing sweet friend! I look forward to meeting your mom in heaven.


  2. Wow Sweetie! How well I remember your precious mother. Everything you said about her is true. Thank you for sharing this.


  3. This makes me want to be a better Mom, Glenda. I love my kids so much and I long for them to be able to rise up and call me blessed, not because of who I am or what I’ve done, but because of who I am IN CHRIST and for what HE has done in my life. If they can see only that, I’ll be happy. Wonderful call to arms, my friend.

    Blessings and extra hugs today,


  4. Oh Becky I so agree. We want others to see Jesus in our lives, and especially our children and grandchildren. So here’s to cheering each other on as we run the race of faith in our lives and pray generations will follow. Thanks so much for stopping by with your encouraging friends. You are such a blessing. Hugs and blessings back to you my sweet friend.


  5. Very sweet, Glenda. Thank you for sharing, and I agree with a comment above-it makes me want to be a better mother also, to glorify Christ, and be a witness and testimony to Him.


    • Laura, was it John that wrote, I find no greater joy than to hear my children are walking in love. Whether its our own flesh and blood or dear sisters and family we connect with…Love is the very cornerstone of our Savior’s love flowing through us. Love you sweet friend and sister!


  6. I’ve always taught that we must write our stories down. Otherwise, the stories–family or fiction–die with us.


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