I am a blessed woman.
I have a most wonderful mother.
She has always been there for me with a listening ear, open arms, excellent wisdom, and most importantly, her fervent prayers.
Because of her incredible gift of hospitality, the doors of our home were always open. More often than not, our house was filled with family, friends, and neighbors. Everyone knew that Mom would greet them with a warm smile and a big hug. (She is famous for her bear hugs…the woman is much stronger than she looks!) 🙂
She sets a beautiful table, is an excellent cook, and if you are invited over for a meal, she will serve you coffee or tea in a Lenox cup with your birthday month on it. She knows how to make everyone feel special.
Once you are my mom’s friend, she will always remember your birthday. Out of the blue, she will say to me, “Today is so-and-so’s birthday.” I will ask who that is and she will say, “Oh, I went to kindergarten with her.”
Given that it has been seven decades since she has been in kindergarten, that is quite a feat. 🙂
She was the beloved wife of my dad for nearly 40 years until his death parted them in 2002. My dad adored her and could not believe that someone so beautiful had agreed to marry him.
Without a doubt, the most important thing she ever did for me was introduce me to Jesus. For that, I will be eternally grateful:
I have always said that if I am half the woman my mom is when I grow up, I will consider myself a success.
One of her greatest joys is being a grandmother.
This brings me to another reason I am blessed. Fifteen years ago, I became a mother to a little boy named Joshua.
Thirteen years ago, Julia entered our lives.
So…Happy Mother’s Day Mom! I love you!!! As Proverbs 31:28 declares: “Her children will rise up and call her blessed.”
That is what we do to you this day.
And Josh and Julia…I am so honored to be your mom! I love you with all my heart and I am so proud of both of you!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! 🙂 Treasure the gift of your children.