Sunday, May 8, 2016

My Mom

The word of the week is MOTHER (Of course! What else would it be on Mother's Day!)
: a term of address for a female parent or a woman having or regarded as having the status, function, or authority of a female parent.
Not everyone has had the privilege of being raised by a great mom - I know that - and, I'm truly sorry if this is a hard day for you for whatever reason. But, I want to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about my mom, because she is a huge part of what made me the person I am today. She is not perfect but she has been (and always will be) the perfect mom for me; and I am sure my brother and sister would say the same. Let me tell you about our mom....
  • She was born a beautiful, natural red head.
  • She was number 3 out of 5 children.
  • She was born premature and nearly died as an infant.
  • She married my dad at the age of 16, and has been married to him for 54 years!
  • She raised three children (one of them is me) and, along with Dad, did her best to train us in the way we should go (Proverbs 22:6).
  • She was a stay at home mom and homemaker.
  • She was always organized and liked things neat and tidy.
  • She had a set day of each week when she cleaned the house - Mondays.
  • She made home cooked meals, and was a good cook. (I'll probably cover that more in an upcoming blog post.)
  • She was almost always home for us when we got home from school.
  • She often had baked treats for us when we got home from school.
  • She accepted Christ at the age of 21, and her love for Him is evident.
  • She taught me and my siblings about the Lord and had us memorize verses.
  • She keeps a prayer journal and has prayed faithfully for her family over the years.
  • She loves to laugh and have a good time.
  • She has been known to throw a few temper tantrums, but always apologized and didn’t stay mad for long.
  • Her favorite meat is pork chops.
  • Her favorite dessert is blackberry pie.
  • Her favorite verse is Hebrews 13:5 - Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (ESV)
  • Her favorite song is Gentle Shepherd.
  • She is honest and loving.
  • She is a generous and giving person.
  • She is a great listener, and a great encourager.
If you know her and have her in your life as a family member or friend, I hope you know how blessed you are. I know I am blessed.

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