Wednesday, May 11, 2016

My Mother

I dig her red heels and purse!

Kipling said, "God could not be everywhere, so he made mothers." Of course, that is not true, God is everywhere, but I do think God made mothers to join with Him in caring for and watching after their children.

He likes to involve us in His work.

I have one of the best. She devoted her life to us and it couldn't have been easy. She lived most of her adult life a thousand miles away from her own mother. With three kids and a husband who was gone much of the time, she alone made our home a safe haven. 

Me, my hubby and my Mom

A widow since age 55, she went back to work as a "lunch room lady" at school. She kept busy and active and did not retire from that job until she was 75!!!

She has always put her family first and there is never any doubt she is our biggest cheerleader.

4 Generations: My Daughter, My Mom, Me and the Twins

Fun Facts about my Mom:

  • She loves television.
  • She loves to go yard saling.
  • Her weakness is sweets.
  • She enjoys going to Southern Gospel "Sings"
  • She does not like cold weather. At. All.
  • When we were growing up, it feels like she made a salad every night of our life. (With oil and vinegar dressing. My dad called it rabbit food.)

The Best Fact about my Mom:

  • Every single day, she prays for her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. By. Name.

Yes, I'm blessed she is my Mother!

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Christine Malkemes said...

Man! What a wonderful mom you have. You are so blessed she's with you today and you can celebrate her. Blessings, Chris

Karen said...

LOVE the 4 generation pic...your beautiful mom is creating a rich heritage for her family with her many prayers!

Thank the Lord for our praying Mothers!

Patty Schell said...

Thank you for sharing about your mom. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Hip hip hooray for your dear mom! What a blessing to have a mom who prays!

Leah Adams said...

What a marvelous post about your mom. She sounds like quite a lady. I always loved the lunch room ladies at school and I bet your mom had lots of kids who loved her, too. Thanks for introducing us to your sweet Mom.

Monica said...

She should line a wonderful lady! When I hear stories about mother I makes me wonder what my kids will remember... Thanks for sharing!

betty said...

Your mother is a beautiful lady both inside and outside. Love her smile with the picture of the 4 generations. So glad she is able to be a part of the twins' lifes.


Lora said...

What a wonderful mama!!! I enjoyed the pictures, too! What a blessing to have such a prayer warrior in the family!