Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

As I celebrate Mother's Day today, I am reminded of how God has blessed me with some truly amazing women. These women truly embody the Proverbs 31 woman that God calls us to be. I am blessed beyond measure to have them in my life and today I want them to know how loved and treasured they are.

To my mother
Mom, I don't even know where to begin. You are the most amazing woman and have been such an inspiration to me in my own journey of motherhood. Growing up, you were the person I knew was always in my corner no matter what. You taught me to be kind, loving, forgiving, and to find my self-worth in Christ. You have encouraged me to be independent and have supported me through all my decisions.
As a child, you were my mother; as an adult, you are my best friend. Living so far from you is truly one of the most difficult things I have had to face but I'm thankful you're never more than a phone call (or Skype call) away. Words will never be enough and I'll never be able to thank you for all you have done. I love you so very much and thank God every day that he chose you to be my mother!

To my Granny
Granny, you are one amazing woman! You are one of the most selfless people I have ever met. You love your 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren with a love that never ceases. You are giving, patient, and always think of others before you ever think of yourself. I am so thankful that I have you as my grandmother. I hope today you know how loved, treasured, and cherished you are!

To my Grandma
I miss her everyday. The legacy she created and left in this world is something that is treasured by so many. She touched thousands of lives in her countless years of teaching and I really believe that it was her example that sparked in me a passion for teaching. She may have only been a biological mother to 2 boys but was a mother in so many other ways to the children she taught.
Although I wish I still had her here on Earth, I am thankful for the 26 years I had with her and I celebrate the life she led on this Mother's Day.

To my mother-in-law
Sharon, before I married your son, I prayed daily not only for my future husband but also for his family. I prayed that God would grant me with a mother-in-law who would welcome me into her family and love me like a daughter. I prayed that she would be someone who loved the Lord and would encourage us in our marriage. Sharon I want you to know that God answered and exceeded every one of my prayers. From the moment we met, you showered me with love and made me feel like one of your own children. You are an amazing woman, wife, and mother and have set such a wonderful example for your children.
Thank you for everything thing you do for me, Kevin, and Blakely. Thank you for loving her and taking care of her everyday while Kevin and I are at work.  I want you to know how appreciated and loved you are. Thank you for being my mother-in-law!

To Blakely
Blakely, being your mommy is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I am so thankful that you have some amazing women in your life who love you just as much as I do. I hope that I can be the kind of mother to you that they have been to me. Thank you for making me a mommy. I am able to celebrate today because of you!

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