Weekend Moment: Mother’s Day

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.

Josh and Mom in 2009

Julia and Mom in 2004

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.

Having the chance to be a mom is one of the absolute greatest joys of my life.

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.



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6 responses to “Weekend Moment: Mother’s Day

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  2. Su Geiger

    What a fitting tribute to your Mom, Susan…and to Motherhood in general. (The photos are great, too!) Happy Mother’s Day to both of you!

  3. Karen ~ Laconia, NH

    What a beautiful tribute to our sweet Mabel! Susan, your mom has been a mom to me for the short time we have known one another. It gives me great joy to also wish her a “Happy Mother’s Day” You are quite right about what you said for her hospitality. My life will never be the same because God allowed me to live in this moment in time and gave me the honor of knowing Mabel. I praise Him for that. Happy Mother’s Day to you, too, my dear sister in Christ.
    In His Amazing Love,

  4. Mabel

    Thank you Susan for your kind, loving words. God answered one of my greatest desires when you and Jeff were born. I am very proud of both of you. In 1992 your Dad and I were blessed with another son named Doug when you were married. I am so very proud of him as a husband, father, and son. He is a man of faith and integrity. I had no idea about what a marvelous gift grandchildren could be. Joshua and Julia have brought so much love and joy into my life. I am very proud of both of them because of who they are and for who they will become. So as you can see, God has greatly blessed my life by making me a mother and grandmother to 1 daughter, 2 sons, 2 grandchildren and several “adopted thru friendship other children” I love each of you and thank you for your love.

  5. Destiny

    Happy Mother’s Day, Miss Mabel!

    I will never forget the way you stepped up and l.a.v.i.s.h.e.d love on me during a season in which I desperately needed and was not getting it from my own mother. Your words, your actions, your hugs, and hand holding, filled a void in my hurting heart. Your advice to me played an instrumental role in helping me to turn a corner with regard to where I ultimately looked for , and found, the love I was seeking. And … because I was able to hear what you said, there was some restoration in the relationship with my mother. While it is still not perfect, we have learned to extend grace and acceptance to each other. I have no doubt that had it not been for you, we still wouldn’t be there and for that, I will always be extremely grateful.

    I adore you!

    And Susan Brown, I adore you, too!

    • Mabel

      Dear Destiny: How nice to hear from you. I’m glad our time together in Florida was helpful. That seems so long ago. It’s hard to believe how fast the years have gone. May you have a wonderful Mothers Day. Love

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