There are many wonderful moms in the world, but I think I was blessed with one of the very best. I could fill up hundreds of pages with examples of how great she is, but for the sake of space and time I will sum up.
My mom has never been “preachy” and yet has a deeper faith and a more genuine love for the Lord than anyone I know. She’s not judgmental or condemning and she's never arrogant. In fact, there have been many times in my life when, though I know she disagreed with me, she listened without argument and stood by me without wavering. In my darkest hours, she was there; loving me through, praying with me and helping me learn to forgive myself. She has traveled the country to be by my side at the drop of a hat.She hasn’t only been there in the dark times…but in the fun times too. She has been a source of comedy and has a smile that can brighten any room. She’s gotten her arm stuck in a trash compactor, been treed by a German Shepherd and helped me drag a five hundred pound dead llama across a field in the St. Louis July heat. How many women can say that? She has taught me many little secrets to get through life, such as: Never wear sweatpants because anything with an expandable waist will allow you, too comfortably, to expand your waist. Always get up, put on your make-up and do your hair, especially when you are feeling blue. Slow down. Never give in to a spirit of fear. It's not about religion, it's about relationship. Always pray, it's the most powerful tool and weapon we possess. There are countless others, but these are just a few of my favorites.
My mom can sing, dance, play the piano, bake pies better than anyone on the planet and you will not find a more giving soul; but don’t piss her off because she can also shoot better than Annie Oakley. J
She's a writer (having written the published book entitled, The Forgotten Covenant) and a teacher, an excellet editor, a fabulous party planner and the best listener you'll ever find. She sews, gardens, creates, enlightens, nurtures, uplifts and encourages. She is truly like none other and she's married to pretty awesome guy, too. (But I'll tell you more about him on Father's Day.)
She opens her home to anyone and her heart to all. She has been my rock, my best friend, and my prayer warrior. What’s more, she is a wonderful grandmother to my kids. She’s smart, beautiful, silly, playful, energetic and fun. She’s my mom…and I don’t know how I got so lucky…but I’m thankful every day to have her in my life. I love you Mom! ~