Summary: Honoring and helping moms on Mother’s Day

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What a Difference Godly Moms Make!

2 Tim 1:1-7

INTRO: *Yakov Smirnoff, the Russian comedian, wrote a book, "Seeing the USA on Six Rubles a Day." In it he tells about being overwhelmed when he first entered an American supermarket & saw the great variety of products there. He just couldn’t believe it.

He wrote, "As I walked down the aisles, the first thing I noticed was powdered milk. ‘Just add water & you get milk.’ Then I saw powdered orange juice. ‘Just add water & you get orange juice.’ Then I saw baby powder, & I thought to myself, ‘What a country!’"

A. Life Changes in a home, marriage and family

1. Couple fall in love, marry, start life together

a. Children come along and nothing is ever the same

2. Make a few observations, Having 3 children of my own I came

across these the other day & I agree having seen them either in my

self, Julie, my children or our family

a. A mother’s wardrobe

• 1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your doctor

confirms your pregnancy.

• 2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.

• 3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

b. A mom preparing for the Birth

• 1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.

• 2nd baby: You don’t bother practicing because you remember that last

time, breathing didn’t do a thing.

• 3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your 8th month.

c. The Babies Clothing

• 1st baby: You pre-wash your newborn’s clothes, color-coordinate them,

and fold them neatly in the baby’s little bureau.

• 2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest stains.

• 3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can’t they?

d. Pacifier

• 1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and wash and boil it.

• 2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the baby’s bottle.

• 3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

e. Diapering

• 1st baby: You change your baby’s diapers every hour, whether they need it or not.

• 2nd baby: You change their diaper every 2 to 3 hours, if needed.

• 3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to

complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

f. Going Out

• 1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call

home 5 times.

• 2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a

number where you can be reached.

• 3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

g. At Home

• 1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.

• 2nd baby: You spend a bit of every day watching to be sure your older

child isn’t squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.

• 3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.

3. Of course those wonderful kids grow up & they make their

own observations. The pick up on things. They are dumb

• Patrick, age 10, said, “Never trust a dog to watch your food.”

• Michael, 14, said, “When your dad is mad and asks you, "Do I look stupid?" don’t answer him.”

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