I am blessed, simply blessed.
For Nellie Jo Rainer, my wife and mother of our three sons. I can not imagine a more selfless and loving mother than she.
For Erin Rainer, Sarah Rainer, and Rachel Rainer, my three daughters-in-law. Nellie Jo and I prayed for them from the moments each of our sons were born. Our prayers for godly wives and mothers were answered beyond our greatest hopes in each of them. I watch as each of these young ladies parents their children, our grandchildren. I stand amazed, simply amazed.
For my late mother, Nan Rainer. She always believed in me. If I have accomplished anything of note in this life, she is one the key reasons. She always told me that, in God’s strength, all thngs were truly possible.
And I remember so many people for whom Mother’s Day brings bittersweet and even painful memories. So many have suffered losses, and so many have been unable to conceive children. The pain is real and often intense.
May this Mother’s Day, for all of you, be a blessing well beyond your expectations.
I know that I have been blessed by the mothers in my life, and I love them so very much.