Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Tribute to Mom

    My dear mother came to live with us when my Dad passed away two years ago. I can't tell you how much this woman means to me and what a huge impact she has had, and continues to have in my life. She has taught me so much and continues to do so even now that I am grown. 
   She is quiet, reserved and unlike me, is a humble soul who prefers to go through life unnoticed. She is the kindest and most selfless person I have ever known on the planet; her greatest joy is found in helping others. She is genuine and does not get caught up in the stuff of this world.    
   She is and has always been my greatest supporter. I write and I draw with Mom on the sidelines cheering me on, encouraging me always to be who God created me to be. I can truly say that she is the wind beneath my wings.
   Her tiny frame cannot hide the greatness of her character. I've learned to be wife and mother through her godly example. She is a woman who walks with God, who knows Him tenderly and trusts Him completely.
   Many young girls want to be like their mommies when they grow up; I have not outgrown the desire. She is one of those rare beauties who is just as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside. Oh, that I could be such a woman! Happy Mother's Day Mom, I love you with all my heart. 
   "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. Gove her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."  - Proverbs 31:30-31


  1. She is such a gentle, selfless and kind lady -- a dear friend to my mother for years! My funniest childhood memory of her: She made pinto bean cookies! Ha! Amanda Hodge (daughter of Judy Lusk)

    1. What a great memory Amanda! I read it to Mom and she laughed. Yep, leave it to my Mom to try to get people to eat healthy - even if it means ruining a good cookie! (That's one family recipe I don't mind NOT having!)

  2. This gave me chills ~ what a tribute to her and what a legacy she will pass to your family. Having only spent that short time with your Mom, I knew she was cool, but had no idea the depth of her character and strength until I read this.

    And, btw, I think you (and your kids) are like her in many ways, my friend :-)

    1. Robin, you always say the sweetest, most encouraging words - thank you so much! (I can't wait to tell Mom that you said she's cool - she'll love that!).


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