Bubba Watson knows the real Master

Isn’t it wonderful when you have a favorite star, athlete, cooking show host, Nascar driver or someone in the spot light? You like to follow them & see what they are doing. They excel in their field. Mostly, that’s why you like them. Because they are good at something. You admire that.

 

Ok, this may not make much sense. I don’t really watch golf. I don’t have much time to watch hardly anything. But when I do, I LOVE me some Bubba Watson. Here is why I have loved Bubba Watson:

  1. He is from the South. I am from the South
  2. He is left handed. My husband is left handed.
  3. He hugged his mama & cried like a baby when he won the Master’s last year. I know what it’s like to love a mama like that.
  4. His name is Bubba. What is not awesome about that? A guy named Bubba, from the South, that wipes up everybody else on the golf course with his unconventional golf swings. Eat that snobby golf people.
  5. He is out & out a true family man. I love a family man.

So, I found out some more great stuff about my fantastic golf hero. This makes me know I have a hole in one favorite- he’s a Christian. He hired his caddie, who also is a Christian, in hopes to keep him in check. He needed someone there that cared enough about him, to tell him when his attitude & behavior was getting out of hand. According to an article I read on Focus on the Family website, that’s exactly what Ted Scott did.

BUBBA & TED

One day Ted decided he would do his best to keep his end of the bargain. He got frustrated with

his boss & thought it a good idea to just step up & let him know. The conversation went as such:

 

“If you’re going to continue to act like this,” the caddy told him, “I just can’t work for you. As much as I love you and I think you’re a great player, it’s not in the cards to do this. When he said I was right, I said, ‘I am, really?’ “

 

Then, you know what? Bubba admitted some things & made some changes.

“I had a bad attitude,” Bubba said taking responsibility. “I was angry because I expected more from my golf, like golf owed me, but it didn’t. Golf doesn’t owe anybody. I guess my immaturity was overwhelming.”

 

Ephesians 4:15 says  Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. (NKJV)

 

Bubba respected Ted for what he did. I admire that. Nobody likes to be told they are wrong. It takes a big person to admit what they are hearing is for their own good. Then, make changes. For that reason & others stated prior to that, is why I like Bubba Watson. He’s not perfect. However, is maturing in his life & faith.

Bubba winning the Masters the second time.

Bubba winning the Masters the second time.

Congratulations Bubba, for knowing what it feels like to win the Masters, twice. More importantly, congratulations for knowing the real Master.  May we all strive to know the real Master.

I am so happy you all came by to visit with me today. It’s been a nice couple of days here in Northeast Mississippi. I even took my chair, sat outside, & read a magazine the other day. Looking forward to more days like that. I hope you have a great rest of the week. As for me, I have to be going, because I should be washing clothes.

photo credits: Associated Press & belfasttelegraph

Mother’s Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day.  A time to honor our mothers.  For those of us, who’s mothers are passed away, it sometimes can be a difficult time.  I have so many fond memories of my mother.  I don’t want to make you cry, like Bubba Watson did, when he won the Masters.  But if you saw it, who was the 1st one out to him once he made that last putt?  His mama.  He hugged her & bawled like a baby.  I can appreciate that.  I loved my Mama like that.  That’s why I suppose Mother’s Day can be so hard. Because I do miss her just as much now, as when she passed away.

I have been fortunate to have been loved by many mothers.  My own, of course, but my Mamaw, my Mama B., special aunts, & my mother in law.  All these wonderful ladies were & are strong women.  They taught me how to love my kids & other kids, too.  They gave me values, & taught me how to act. They made sure I did not shame my family by leaving home, without knowing how to cook.  They went to church, they loved their neighbors, they took meals to the sick, shut in & those that lost family members. They gave spankings & hugs.  They feared God. They have all been fine examples of what a wonderful Southern mother should be.

In Proverbs it tells of a virtuous woman.  It says:

Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman?  For her worth is far above rubies.

In the following verses it tells what she does:

    1. She is good to her husband.
    2. She works.
    1. She provides food for whoever is in her house.
    1. She strengthens herself.
    1. She helps the poor.
    1. She speaks words with wisdom.
    2. She watches over her household & is not idle.
    3. She has her children & husband’s respect.

v.30       She fears God.

This is a terrific description that we should try to live by.  The ladies that I have spoken of above have conquered this list.  My prayer is that every lady strives to be as the virtuous woman.  It makes our houses much better to live in.  It brings happiness to our lives & the lives of others.  We should respect others & respect ourselves.  We should practice peace & love toward others.  The attitudes we cultivate can have a powerful effect on others.  Ask God to help you find reasons to rejoice instead of complain.  Respond to difficult situations with calm faith & trust God’s will.

May 24th, 2012 will mark 10 years since my Mama has passed away.  She was a remarkable woman.  I only pray that I can carry on the way she & my other female influences have taught me.  The author Rick Bragg said in a Southern Living article, “You never outgrow the need for your mother’s love.”  Whether you are a mother, grandmother, aunt, or friend, make a way to show that special mother like love to others.  If your mother is still living, please make an effort to see or talk to her this Mother’s Day.  I know she will be glad you did.  Happy Mother’s Day to all!

I hope you have enjoyed this post . Maybe it has inspired you in some way.   I would love to write more, but right now I have to go, because I should be washing clothes……

           Me & Mama when I was about 6 years old