May 8, 2010

Mother's Day

I know many righteous, outstanding women who have been and are influential to me and  I'd like to celebrate them, but today this post is about my mother.  Or more about what I've learned about my mother by being a mother.  Sometimes, at the end of the day, I kneel down and think I have messed up the entire day...didn't do things I should have, did do things I shouldn't have...and when I replay the day in my mind I often find my thoughts turning to my mom.  She raised 7 children, at times she was going to college, working 2-3 part time jobs, making homemade meals, meeting with teachers, getting us all to our different activities, and more, and for a while this was done by herself.  (And she always looked good, I might add)  Were there days when she would kneel down to pray and replay the day's event in her mind?  

As a little girl, I wasn't aware of all that was going on, I only remember Mom being where she needed to be when she needed to be there.  She was at my band and choir concerts, came to my clogging competitions, helped me study spelling words, and taught me fractions while baking.  She did what was expected of a mom and more.

My mom showed me compassionate service through her actions, faith in Jesus Christ during trials, and integrity to name a few.  She taught me all things good through her charity, her love, and her endurance.  Happy Mother's Day Mom.   


berrygirl--Jaime said...

You gave me chill bumps.

Natalie said...

You are so kind and thoughful. No wonder I love you!