Today is my Mom's birthday, but she won't be home to read this post for a few more days. Why is she not home on her birthday? She's graduating! After this weekend, Mom will officially be a minister in the United Church. A few years ago, the church in their little town lost their minister. Ministers are hard to replace these days. There just aren't many of them around anymore! Unlike her daughter, my Mom is an extrovert. Public speaking never seems to bother her too much! So she started doing services. After this weekend, she will be all offical!
I don't attend church except when I go visit my folks. I have seen my Mom at the pulpit and she is truly gifted. Even if you don't believe a word she's saying, there is no denying that she says it in an entertaining, engaging way with great faith and passion. Her congregation is blessed to have her.
It seems other congregations realize that she is good too! She's had job offers from other churchs and even the school she's about been attending! All of which she has turned down; she says because she undertook this training for her home church, but let's face it, no other church has her three granddaughters living across the street!
Happy Birthday, Mom and Congratulations. I am personally blessed to have such a determined, strong, smart, caring woman as my Mom!