Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gratituesday - Mother's Day

Sunday was Mother’s Day. 

I have always loved my mom.  Growing up, there were times I did not like her much, but she would not be a great mom if I didn’t.  When I became a mom, I became grateful to have a wonderful woman of God to help guide me in my new journey.  As my boys became teenagers, the honor and respect I have for my mom grew by leaps and bounds.    

Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn and you become even more grateful for what you have.  That is what is happening in my life.  Mom has been diagnosed with ALS this year and we are all learning a new normal. 
On Mother’s Day I wrote this to my Mom!

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!
You are the most courageous, joyous, gracious, loving, and strong person I know.

I have watched you through your life face things that would crumble most people. Yet you honor God with your joyous attitude.
You have been courageous and made hard choices in life because you knew it was what God wanted you to do and all with a great attitude.

You have offered grace to me and so many others more times than I can remember (and boy did I need it growing up).
You have loved and honored Dad daily and in doing so you were showing Kristi and I how to love and honor our husbands.

In your new journey in this life you are showing us all how strong you really are. It is amazing to watch God as He keeps giving you more strength to handle everything.

Thank you God for the most amazing Mom.

Proverbs 31:28-30

Her children will arise and call her blesses; 
her husband also, and he praises her;
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.

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful tribute to your mother. I will be you first GFC follower! May God bless you in your blog endeavors. I sure have loved blogging and the ministry opportunities it has provided.