You Look Just Like Her!

“You look just like her!” is a phrase I heard often growing up when people would see me with my mother. We have the same smile for sure… and I suppose the same “take control” type of attitude (which we both prefer to simply call “strong leadership skills”).

As I was reflecting the other day on all she’s taught me, I recalled the day she taught me how to properly use an industrial-strength mop and bucket. I must have been about eight, and she was our Girl Scout leader, and the camp cafeteria needed to be cleaned. Oh how I resented that chore.

It wasn’t until years later I found myself feeling grateful for this experience. I was serving with a team at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission and I spotted the same type of bucket. I knew exactly what to do with it! I went right to work, using some elbow grease and digging into the ground, rather than sloshing water in circles.

Back then, my mom wasn’t just teaching me how to properly clean a floor. She was teaching me how to spot a need and take action.

“You look just like her!” is a deep compliment, and my prayer is that it would go beyond our similar faces, because this is a woman whose life is marked by seeing others first.

-Sarah 

Want to join us in making the holidays brighter for families in need in the community of Kent? Click here to learn how you can help.


Leave a comment:

· Subscribe to comments
Be the first to comment here!
  • The God of Wonders

    It’s not an everyday occurrence for a partial solar eclipse to come our way, but one may be viewable Thursday afternoon. At about 1:30 pm Pacific time the moon will begin a seemingly slow pass between the sun and the Earth... Read More

Most Recent Comment

  1. God Says You're Worth It

    Clarence LaBay said "Steve, I've often wondered if GOD loves me all that much, in fact it has become an issue of faith at times. That GOD wou..." Join the Discussion!