Strong as a Mother

Dear Reader:

I can think of no better analogy than the title of this blog. Think about it. A mother is suppose to do the impossible! And not just in the day-to-day work, sacrifice and love. In essence a mother takes a child who is totally dependent on her for life and then turns around and sets them free. In the interval mothers are responsible for their every moment and yet expected to help them find their way to thrive independently. One extreme to the other.

So if you have ever heard that mothers’ prayers have a special hot-line to God… our original Creator- it sounds deservedly so.

This year the Summerville Public Works Art Center had a special Mother’s Day exhibition for all mothers to be honored. A big thank you to Anne who found a large frame for the photo I selected and it ended up right smack in the middle of the exhibition. When I went by to see it-the volunteer said many people asked about it – the first one that caught visitors’ attention. It made me so proud!

There was also a clothes line where messages could be left for each mother. I wanted mother to know that her strongest attributes-courage, perseverance, and faith have continued in the next generations.

So until tomorrow… After Mother passed I found the following book mark in her Bible-I realized she depended on God to be our father and help out when she desperately needed her rest. He did.

” Today is my favorite day”

I met Walsh and Rutledge to watch him play flag football yesterday and enjoyed watching my oldest grandson (7) play his heart out! Way to go Rutledge!

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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2 Responses to Strong as a Mother

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Wow that display is awesome. I hated that we were out of town when Anne put it on FB for us to participate. Such a sweet tribute to Mothers.

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