Of all the creations of the Almighty, there is none more beautiful, none more inspiring than a lovely daughter of God. She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful for the way she thought.
She was beautiful for that sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful for her ability to make other people smile even when she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. That’s my mom- Mrs. Kiruba Jebakumari!
A gracious woman attains honor. Proverbs 11:16.
Though the men of this world forgot her, the Lord remembered her and honored her. My mother was awarded the ‘Poomagal Award’ by Parijatham Foundation on 13 March 2016, which was conducted to honor women on account of women’s day celebrations. She was not born with a silver spoon, but God lifted her up to receive this award for all the sacrifices she made throughout her life. Stranded on the streets of Chennai with a 6-month-old baby, she was determined to live. Not just live but to live a righteous life. The true living God was by her side, guided all her steps, brought her under the wings of a Good Samaritan, Dr. John Joseph. He was the guardian and guiding angel to my mom and me until he went to his heavenly abode. Today my mother stands with me in all my endeavors. She is the President of Dr. John Joseph Foundation which was started in November 2008. When she was young she mothered only me, today she is a mother to many of the children who come under our wings. Mom, we are proud of you.
The world needs you. Your abiding trust in God and unfailing devotion to things of the Spirit have always been an anchor when the wind and the waves of life were fiercest. Mom, you are beautiful, you are worthy, you are important, you are special, you are unique, you are wonderful, you are talented and you are irreplaceable! Congratulations to my dear mom! Thank you, Prof Mangai Wilson.