My Mother, Today and Always #LIFE

Me and mom c.1980
A letter to my mother...

I didn't know how hard being a Mother really was until I brought my own little human home in 2009. You were a working Mom with 3 kids, how little time we got to spend together which made me sad at the time. Thirty years later I look back at my childhood and realize all the happy times were with you and because of your never ending love and patience. You have a servant's heart and were a Mom and now a Nana who NEVER complained about your kids or the bad things that came our way. You talked about us with pride and I never knew how much of the parent's turmoil that you must have felt- you kept all the doubt's and fears to yourself.  You are a prime example of making lemonade out of lemons because life was never really fair or kind to our family. You are the best role model for the girls in our family as you have three grand daughters who adore you.

Thanks for teaching me about:

Hard work- "An honest job is an honest job. Do it with the best of your ability."
Independence- "Always make your own money, don't depend on anyone else",
Wisdom and the art of being quiet- "Know when to be quiet and when to speak out, troublemakers will bury themselves you don't always need to do it for them."
Waiting- "Know when to have patience for something you really want, and when to walk away and move on."
Grace- "Kind words are like honey. You catch more flies with honey."
Unconditional love- "I love you no matter what, doesn't mean I can always agree with what you're doing though."

Thank you for everything. I can only pray that in 30 years my own girl will be looking back at my example of motherhood and say:
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.Proverbs 31:29,30
Mother's Day 2010
My first as a Mom.


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