Sunday, May 11, 2008



Happy Mother's Day 2008

Last year I posted a little about my sweet mom (see here and scroll down). I thought I'd take the chance this year to say a little about my wonderful mother-in-law. Mom Brown (or Dr. Nadine Brown) is a brilliant and wonderful person. Since Dad Brown's (Dr. Allan Brown) life is so often up on the platform and hers is not, I think many don't know her well. So... a few random thoughts that describe Mom:

~ Brilliant~ she works in a science lab helping advance medicine. Works with rats and needles and cancer and all that fun stuff. If I need an idea about ANYTHING, I know exactly whom to call. She's been all over the world, and knows so much about so much. Whether it's architecture or how to grow orchids, she's got the answer.
~ She loves beautiful things, and has the unique ability to see nature through a child's eyes. She knows just what to point out, and enjoys watching the wonder in her grandchildren's eyes.
~ Sacrificial ~ she gave up the chance to rise to the top of the scientific field and taught at Hobe Sound Bible College instead so she could be there for her kids. She had her priorities straight and made decisions that inspire us even today.
~ A great parent ~ she and Dad did such a phenomenal job raising their sons to love and serve Jesus. If you haven't read her book on parenting, you've missed a treat and an opportunity to learn biblical approaches to common character issues in children. I benefit every day from their efforts as I live with the results ;o)
~"Even-keeled" and cool-headed ~ she is logical and methodical in her thoughts... must be where Nathan got his personality...

*Mom, I feel so blessed to have joined your family seven years ago. Marianne and I are truly fortunate to have married your sons and gained you for a mother-in-law. Love, Charity

3 comments:

Sonja said...

A beautiful tribute to a great lady. I have benefitted from her wisdom and logical mind as well. Enjoyed the post!

Juwah said...

Lovely post Charity. Mrs.Dr. Brown is a remarkable woman.
You did forget to mention that part of the fun of reading her book is getting lots of ammo by which to torture Nathan. HEE HEE HEE (please read those "HEE's" in a maniacle laughter kind of way.)

Charity said...

Oh, yes. You would bring THAT up... Nathan's resigned to it by now, even if all the negative examples were about him ;o) He once told me that all his sins were forgiven and copyrighted... HEE HEE HEE watch the following to hear that maniacal laughter:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXNnJE6gNEk