Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mothers' Day!

So, it's not quite the actual day, but it's Mother's Day Weekend in full swing here at the greenhouse, so close enough...
So, of course, I want to say a little something about my mama; and mothers in general.
I have been blessed beyond measure by having a Godly mother. She is gentle, and kind, and I consider her one of my best friends.

Mama has the most beautiful hands; I've always thought so. I remember loving her hands even as a very small child, and recently I saw my own hands in a picture and got very excited when I realized they look very much like Mama's - (though mine are significantly larger!). I remember how cool they felt on my face when I was sick, how soft they felt holding my hand, how they always smelled like good Avon lotion, how sad it was when she broke a fingernail cause then she'd cut them all off so they were the same length. I remember Mama's hands making mashed potatoes, cutting out fabric, setting my hair on rollers. And now I love to see Mama's hands holding my own daughter's little fingers, or helping them with a mixing spoon. Of course, I remember those same hands wielding a big ole paddle as well - but I can now say that I'm grateful for that as well.
Becoming a mother myself certainly changed my perspective on my Mama. But I am so grateful for her; for her love, for her commitment to covering us in prayer, for her teaching, for her encouragement. Without such a Godly mother, I wouldn't be able to be as good a mother for my own lovely daughters.
I am also grateful for those other wonderful women that God placed in my life who have helped shaped me as a Mom. My grandma, my wonderful aunties (Aunt Kay and Aunt Linda especially), my sisters, and even my special 'mom' friends (like Patty Faust and Aunt Beth).
And now, as my babies celebrate Mother's day with me, telling me that I'm "beautiful and fun", I can say "Thanks, I get it from my mom"...

Have a happy, blessed Mother's Day Mama! And all you other Moms!


Laura said...

awww- now that is very sweet.
Happy Mother's Day :)

Holly said...

We have some good roll models that's for sure!

Hope you're Mother's Day was wonderful!

Aunt Linda said...


I'm just getting caught up on your blogs...what touching things you have to say about your mother! She IS truly a wonderful woman & I am blessed to have her as my sister.

Thank you for you kind, heart-warming words about AK and me. It makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside to know that you think so much of me! And it goes a long way in hearing it, as well!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Love you!