A Funny Thing Happened …

Do you have a funny story about your mom? I’d love to hear it.

images (2)Our mom used to flip her glasses up, resting them on her forehead. After awhile, we could count on her rummaging through the house looking for them. We used to play a game, a rather dangerous game now that I think about it. We tried to time it to see how long it took before she realized where her glasses were and count how many times we would answer her question: “Has anyone seen my glasses?” with “No, Mom, I haven’t.”

She figured it out before too long but we still had fun over it. One Mother’s Day, we presented her with one of those cords you could hang your glasses from. That went over really well.

Mom died almost ten years ago. I was really blessed to have such godly parents … and parents who could laugh, even it meant laughing at themselves.

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About Mark Wilbanks

Dr. Wilbanks became Wieuca’s fifth senior pastor in February of 2012. Mark’s father, Oliver Wilbanks, served as Associate Pastor here from 1966 to 1982. Wieuca had a tremendous influence in shaping Mark’s call to ministry during his teenage and young adult years. A graduate of both Southern and New Orleans Baptist Theological seminaries, Mark has served churches in Kentucky, Florida, and Georgia. He pastored Southside Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida for 17 years and Bradfordville First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida for ten years. He and his wife, Kim, were married in 1979 and have two sons, Andy and Jordan. Andy is married to Lindsay and they have a son, Cade, a daughter, Ruthie, and welcomed their third child, Samuel, in October.

3 thoughts on “A Funny Thing Happened …

  1. Calvin D. Johnson

    My mother passed away a little more than two years ago, so this will be my third Mother’s Day without her.
    Mark’s post reminded me of some of my mother’s malapropisms, little verbal quirks of hers that give me fond memories of her. Mom loved to shop at Wal-Mark and always enjoyed going to The French Market in Dunwoody Village. And whenever she got upset or confused, she would say that she was “flustrated”!

    God bless you Mom. You are still loved.

  2. Calvin D. Johnson

    I hate auto correct spell check. What I tried to post earlier was that my mother would say her unique combination of being flustered and frustrated that would come out verbally that she was “f-l-u-s-t-r-a-t-e-d”. Say that out loud & it starts to sound like an emotion that we have all experienced. Maybe it should be a real word!


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