CWA cherishes faithful, Christian mothers who daily instill Biblical principles and moral values in their children. To show our appreciation this Mother’s Day, some of CWA’s staff has shared the life lessons from their mothers that have shaped their lives beyond measure.
You will also find information on Moms’ Night Out, a family-friendly and faith-filled movie that opens in theaters May 9 that is perfect for any mom who needs reminding that she is God’s masterpiece.
Also, please share our Mother’s Day card on your Facebook page, or tag a mom who is deserving of a shout out in the comment section.
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Things my Mother Taught me
“As a girl growing up, my mom modeled a very important behavior for me — she loved my dad so very, very much. There was such stability and comfort in knowing that my mom and dad loved each other. To this day, I know that the most important thing I can do for my daughters is to love their dad.” — Kenda Bartlett, Executive Director
“I am very fortunate to have a mother who devoted her life to all seven of her children. I am also fortunate that my mother and father loved each other dearly and modeled marriage and sacrifice for their faith and family. I admire my mother more than anyone I have ever met; she is a phenomenal person of accomplishment, faith, generosity, and humility. She has created a heritage for her children that is worth far more than a fortune. My mother is an amazing woman.” — Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Beverly LaHaye Institute (BLI) Executive Director
“In my eyes, my mom is the perfect picture of sacrificial love. Growing up, she was a stay-at-home mom whose sole responsibility was to care for me. Her time was devoted to being a taxi driver, a cook, a housekeeper, and a mentor. She also spent almost eight years giving full-time care to my father as he battled cancer. That type of devotion and self-sacrifice was a great example to me of how God unconditionally loves His children.” — Geoffrey Putnam, Chief Operation Officer
“My mother taught me how to live life with grace, courage and a sense of humor. Since the 1980s my mom has battled bladder cancer. Those three decades contained close to twenty surgeries and countless rounds of chemo, but my mom never complained or felt sorry for herself. She underwent the surgeries and chemo with quiet dignity; most people didn’t even know she was fighting cancer. Three decades later, my mom is still going strong, and through it all she has been, and will always be, my role model.” — Brenda Zurita, BLI Research Fellow
“The greatest thing my mother taught me was about the Lord. She not only lead me to the Lord as my Savior, but she’s also been by my side through the mountains and the valleys, always reminding me of God’s faithfulness and care. In addition to pointing me to the Lord, my mother taught me what love is. She adopted me from Romania as a baby, and showed me the greatest love.” – Chelsea Patterson, Field Development Coordinator
“I really have two moms. First, my mother, who married young, taught me not to be anxious about my future but that if I bring my best before God, then He will bring me my best match. Second, my grandma taught me to love all in-laws even after a divorce. I must also mention my appreciation for grandma’s lessons of women leadership, Midwest values, thriftiness, and quilting!” — Cherie Short, Director of VIP Member Relations
“I can hear my mother saying this to me even today, ‘Alexandria, greater is He that is in you then he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).’ My mother taught me that I was held to a higher standard because of Christ living within me.” — Alexandria Paolozzi, Senate Legislative Director
“One of the greatest things my mom taught me was to hold the door for a lady. In doing so, I learned that love is in the little things. A nice gift is a nice way to show affection, but a small kindness like the simple act of doing dishes without being asked, goes further in making a woman feel loved. My mother taught me that love is not an act; it’s an attitude. And when we learn to do things in an attitude of love, then all the little things we do can serve as an opportunity to show our wives how much we love and cherish them.” — Ken Ervin, Editor and Webmaster
“My mother taught me that I should always shoot for the stars and that with hard work and determination I can achieve anything. But she also, through her actions, taught me what sacrificial love for your family looks like and that love and family are among the greatest treasures.” — Rachel Taylor, Online Communications Strategist
“She’s taught me how to be married to a man for 30 years and still love him like it’s the first day. How to truly listen–I always felt like I could tell her anything, good or bad. How to laugh, and I mean really hard, the kind of belly laughs that are hard to control. Most importantly though, she’s taught me how to be selfless, to work hard, and to center my life on God and His Truth. My mom is one of the most inspiring and incredible women I know.” — Hannah Wegman, Executive Assistant
Moms’ Night Out
Mother’s Day weekend, you deserve a well-earned break, a good laugh, and a powerful reminder that you are God’s masterpiece!
Moms’ Night Out follows Allyson and her friends on their journey for a peaceful, grown-up, long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours — what could go wrong? Moms’ Night Out is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting.
While you are busy laughing during Moms’ Night Out, the comedy that you can take your whole family to see, don’t miss the encouraging reminder that we are God’s masterpiece. Celebrate God’s gift of family this Mother’s Day when Moms’ Night Out opens in theaters on May 9. Click here to find theaters, showtimes and to buy tickets. Get ready to see YOUR life on the big screen. But don’t worry … it’s a comedy!