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“Blessings for a Mother’s Day” by Ruth Bell Graham

May 10, 2017

Need a little encouragement this Mother’s Day or know a friend who could use some?

Ruth Bell Graham knew the joys and hardships of motherhood. She raised five children, many times parenting by herself while Billy Graham traveled around the world for crusades. Her book, Blessings for a Mother’s Day, gives encouragement and insight to those in the rewarding, yet sometimes difficult season of motherhood.

Here’s a short excerpt from her book:

Bill was away in Rio de Janeiro addressing the Baptist World Alliance that summer. My job was to pack five little Grahams and myself for a summer to be spent in Switzerland. (I offered to go and address the Baptists while he packed and prepared the five little Grahams for Switzerland, but the idea was not received with enthusiasm.) Only a mother who has tried to pack for herself plus five children for several months in a foreign country will know the difficulty of the job.”

from Blessings for a Mother’s Day by Ruth Bell Graham

This short excerpt is a great picture of Ruth’s wit—even under the enormous responsibility of mothering.

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