Sunday, September 4, 2011

Honor your father and your mother...

I have been given the honor of blogging for my Momma tonight.
Today as we sat  in the office for "church" in front of the computer, because
Mom's immune system is still compromised and it is not wise to have her out and about...
we were taught about honor.

Ephesians 6:1-3 reads
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother,"
which is the first commandment with promise: "that it may be well with you and you may
 live long on the earth."

It is the explanation below the Word in my bible that spoke clear to me:
There is a difference between obeying and honoring. To obey means to do as one is told; to honor means to respect and love....Children are to obey while under their parents' care, but the responsibility to honor parents is for life......Children should honor their parents even if the parents are demanding and unfair (definitely not the case for the Nickerson crew). Parents should care gently for their children, even if the children are disobedient and unpleasant (unfortunately the Nickerson crew did fall into the category of disobedient and unpleasant at times).

           Even as a small child I was able to see that my parents loved us and cared for us, they were always "there" for us and we gave them plenty of circumstances to prove that. However, now a parent myself, I am able to look unto them and honor them truly. They have been an unbelievable example of strength, courage, and love through the journey that they and we are on. They have shown us and all of the people around them how allowing God to walk you through something like cancer, is the ONLY way to get through it!

           So tonight I HONOR my father and my mother as they deserve to be honored for their unconditional love for each other, their children, their grandchildren, their great-grandchild, their family, and their friends. And for the example that they set for each and every one of us.

Thank you Daddy & Momma for allowing
God to use you at a time such as this!

Prayer requests for Momma:
Please pray the she will develop more of an appetite.
Please pray for her stomach spasms to calm.
Please pray for peace for her rest and strength for her healing.

Mom should be back blogging in no time, thank you all soo much for keeping her lifted up!
Nicole :-)


  1. It was a joy to hear from you Nicole. You have such an amazing family. We pray for your momma every day. We love you!

  2. Well said Coley. So very proud :-}