The Good Shepherd & Her Sheep
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me — just as the Father knows me, and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep” (John 10:11, New International Version)
Patricia Anderson, 41, is a mother of seven, a wife, and a daughter to her aging parents. She says her sole purpose in life is to devote her time and self to the well-being of her family and, most importantly, her children.
What sets Anderson apart from other mothers is the fact that her devotion does not come from the worldly norm. Instead, it comes from her desire to serve God, to love, nurture, appreciate, and be thankful for the gift from God – her children.
“I do not want a new car. I do not want a big fancy house. I want to be here with them. I do not want a babysitter to raise my children. I believe there are so many children who rather have their ‘momma’ than all the new-fangled toys and movies that money can buy,” Anderson said.