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Early to rise… I would always find her in the bathroom, dressed and putting on her makeup.

“Where are you going, mommy?”  I’d asked…  She’d say; “To the kitchen, you want to come?”

That quick exchange after receiving my morning blessing was so comforting to me.  In fact, looking back, that quick exchange taught me more than I could have ever imagined.

  • It taught me the importance of being ready at all times.
  • It taught me to treat motherhood, as a career.  After all, you wouldn’t show up to work in your pajamas!
  • It taught me to be inviting.  Never do anything that you wouldn’t want others to see.
  • Most important, it taught me to enjoy whatever I do.  To be happy or content about my situation and make it fun!

“To the kitchen… you want to come?”

Those 7 little words have been with me, my whole life… The start of many lessons.

Our kitchen was the center of our home and my mom was always at the center of our kitchen!  It was where we bonded as a family.  It was also where my mom would prepare her “secret sauce” for the barbecue feast…  That sauce was so “secret” that we would have to leave the room while she prepared it.   One day, we snuck back into the kitchen and discovered that she didn’t even know what was in it! 😉


In that kitchen, we would share many conversations, laughter, sadness, prayers and great meals!  Our kitchen was where I experienced my first sense of “Christian Community”.


As I grew older and eventually had my first child, I remember one particular morning when I too rose early to get ready;  Just as my mother had done and much to my surprise, my little girl asked the same question of me…

“Mommy, where are you going?”  And I smiled and without a thought I said… “To the kitchen, you want to come?”

Thank you, Mommy, for being the greatest teacher I’ve ever had…  Happy Mother’s Day!!!


Now, it is your turn…  What did you learn from your Mother?


On “Friendly Friday”, May 9th , you will have an opportunity to share the lessons you’ve learned from your Mother.


You can comment below, Call the show at 321-631-1300 or email me at Lilly@WhenYouNeedaFriend.com  Whatever you choose, let us all honor our Mother’s on the air!!!  I cannot wait to hear from you!





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