I learned a new word this week, momism. Momism can refer to several things, but the definition I discovered was those sometimes wise and sometimes witty sayings that mothers say to their children.
- When you have kids I hope they treat you like you treat me.
- Say please… thank you…you’re welcome
- If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?
- Because I said so, that’s why.
- Listen to your mother.
- You just wait until your father gets home. (https://thepinterestedparent.com/2014/03/20-of-the-most-famous-mom-isms/)
Another momism (at least I think it is) I found on a towel given to us as a gift: “Wash your hands and say your prayers because germs and Jesus are everywhere.”
There’s a kind of worldly wisdom that mothers have that comes from many sources (including their own mothers!) Most kids despise their mother’s wisdom when they are young, but when they are older, they often admit, “Mom was right!”
There’s also another kind of wisdom that not every mother has—a godly wisdom that comes from a relationship with the Lord. Those who have had godly mothers find themselves doubly blessed. Those who are young and have godly mothers right now should listen carefully to her.
Where does a godly mother get her wisdom? From the place where all godly knowledge and wisdom comes—