Anna recalls the beginning of her independent faith journey, set on the right track by her wise mother:
I was about 5 years old. My cat was very sick. She was foaming at the mouth. I was crying and terrified. I didn’t know what was going on. I just knew that my cat needed help!
My momma told me, “I am doing all I can with and for your cat. I don’t know if she will get better, and live.”
“Live? What does that mean?” wondered my small self. I knew nothing of death, or even that it existed.
The next thing she said was, “Go to your room, get on your knees and ask God to make her better.”
I remembered seeing my momma pray. She prayed a lot, and when she was “relaxing,” she read her book (the Holy Bible). She taught me to pray, and we prayed together, but doing this on my own was not something I had done before. I said, “O.K., well come on Momma, let’s go pray.”
She was busy with my cat and she said, “This time, you need to pray by yourself. He will hear you. Remember to get quiet and ask Him with your whole heart.”
“My heart? Mom what does that mean?”
She was busy with my cat and simply said, “Go talk to God, and just pray.”
I went to sleep believing God heard me because my momma said He would. I remember being nervous though and I didn’t know why.
The next morning I got up and my cat was playing and acting like nothing was wrong!!!! My momma said, “Now see, God heard you and now go and pray and thank Him.”
Little did I know, that was the first of many miracles I would witness in my life, and it was the beginning of a wonderful independent prayer relationship with my Heavenly Father.
I am so grateful for my Godly mother, who departed to be with the Lord a few years ago.
Here is my momma on the day that she married my daddy.
I invite you to read more from me, at my brand new blog, Heart and Home (coming soon). Thank you for letting me share a story from my heart.