Listen, my son! Listen, son of my womb! Listen, my son, the answer to my prayers! Proverbs 31:2 NIV
There is quite a bit of mystery concerning this “prophetic exhortation” from an otherwise unknown king. But I personally believe its message is like a perfect slice of dessert after a most scrumptious meal.
Motherly advice comes from a place that only a Mother understands…the womb. It doesn’t matter if you are 5 or 50, your Mom is still your Mom and at one time, that little woman carried you around in her body. You push her, and she will remind you!
And when you couldn’t care for yourself, she did!
But I must say, it appears that the battle of the sexes is ageless, even with Moms and their sons. The word listen is stated three times before she dares mention her advice.
In all actuality, Mom, know this: your children hear you. Even when it appears they have lost their minds and don’t have a clue of what’s best for them and how you stay up late in the night worrying and praying your guts out over them.
They hear your love. They hear your loyalty. They hear your life of sacrifice. Therefore, your words are just the supporting cast.
So when your small, medium, or large-sized kid gives you the “I know, Mom” stare, it’s ok. Just stop talking, smile real big and say, “I’ll be right here to finish that thought when you need me!”