The Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, named after Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets. Paul named the plane after his mother because she believed in him and encouraged him in his goal of becoming a pilot. The bomb that he dropped and a second nuclear bomb dropped by another Superfortress brought an end to WW2.

My point here is the fact that this man realized in the course of his career that he wouldn’t have made it without the original support of his mother. How many men and women look back and realize their position today is the result of a supportive mother?

Paul gave this observation of Timothy:

2 Timothy 1:5

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 

It would have made a good Mother’s Day devotional, but I’m late this year.

Whom do you look back on as foundational to your success?

Give it some thought.


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