For many of us, our parents are our role models. In our family, Mother was such a whirlwind of domestic activity that it was impossible to imitate her. I tried sewing creations that my son and I would wear, but I could never approach Mother’s ability. I can cook and bake, but I discovered that duplicating her success in baking led to weight gain!
Mother, known to her friends as “Kay” Hunt, was so amazing that for years I felt inadequate. However, over time, I have realized that I can do things that she could not. My talents are in the academic realm. I have linguistic ability that Mother did not possess. I also have research ability that I use in writing. Learning to accept God’s gifts while minimizing my comparison with Mother and other family members has led to self-acceptance and confidence. For that I am thankful.
Although Mother passed away years ago, she still lives in my heart. That’s because love never dies. Perhaps you may read more references to her in my writing in years to come. This photo of Mother was taken when my husband and I married.
My husband and I pray that we can reflect our Lord to others, just as Mother did. Toward that end, we have a website. We welcome you to explore our postings on our “Webbsite” at: http://www.maryhuntwebb.com/
I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”