What My Mother Meant to Me – The Original Building a Better Dave

Cassette Deck

When I was 24, my mother passed away from her second (well technically third) heart attack. It was April 27, 1989. It had been 6 years since she had passed. As someone who talks in public for a living (teaching technology) it didn't seem like a stretch to take two of my passions (teaching and God) and put them together. At least that's what the Pastor's assistant thought when she asked me to sub for him and do a sermon titled, “What my Mother meant to me” on Mother's Day.

This would be the sermon that would “Launch” my role as a pastor in training (a course that later went  away from this church and landed on the Internet). As this is Mother's day, I thought I would share it with you. The audio quality is very 1989 (originally recorded on a cassette deck)

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day

I tell the story of buying a dress for my Mother's 59th birthday. Little did I know that she would be wearing it to her funeral.

Now you may wonder why I would share such a personal tale. Because there are plenty of you who have Mothers and ignore them on Mother's Day. You're too busy to put any real time into a gift, a special thought, or card.  Maybe you throw her a gift card. I'm telling you that while you have the chance to do more than buy her flowers – DO IT. You'll be glad you did.

For there to be a shadow there must first be a light…
– The Mom

Mother's day is May 13th in the US.

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“Mother” from Kevin Reeves

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