Merriam-Webster defines light in several ways. Here are a few of the definitions:
- Light is something that makes vision possible
- Light is something that enlightens or informs
- Light is a spiritual illumination
This is a picture of Mariah. The boys are on the other side of the fence. Madden is in the red shirt. Miles and Max are wearing white shirts but are more difficult to see. I guarantee you Mariah can see them. She can see every move they make.
Mariah is the spotlight of this picture and the spotlight of our life. She is doing what she does best. She is happy because she loves watching them play. She is ensuring they are safe. She is a mom and she watches over us. Mariah is also a nurse and she watches over her patients much like she watches over us.
Mariah shines a light that helps our vision. She gave our boys life. She gave them eyes and continues to shape their sight. As a mom, she shines on our boys so they can see, grow, and learn. As a wife, she shines on me to be the dad our boys need. Mariah is the light that helps us steer through a storm (and, believe me, there are many storms at our house). The light Mariah shines on our path allows us to see to get out of the storm.
Mariah also gleams a light that helps us stay enlightened and informed. She is the light that helps us learn, develop, and grow. Mariah shines in a way that constantly challenges us and makes us better. Mariah’s light helps us reach our full potential.
Mariah additionally shines a light that spiritually illuminates our life. She certainly makes me want to be a better person. Mariah shows our boys an example of what it means to love God and makes us want to have a closer relationship with him. She lives by the instructions written in Mathew 5:16 “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.” Mariah honors, shines a light on, and keeps us focused on God.
God made her light shine so bright bright and beautiful and I am so glad it shines on me. The light she shines is lofty like a skyscraper that towers over us. The light she shines brings us together. She is the light that is used to build our house. She shines a light that engineers and assembles our family. Mariah is the light that frames and sustains our life.