Seeing her daily reading her Bible and doing devotions at our kitchen table. She inspires me! Her dedication to the Lord is something for me to continue to strive for. I want that closeness, that dedication, and yearning that I saw in her!
There were so many people praying for our family, for me, for complete healing- my mom never took that for granted and praised God for the support and love of family, friends, and complete strangers that loved our family!!!
Oh and of course she found time to do math problems and other homework with me as we waited too! Silly me I thought the old "chalk boards" in the patient rooms were for enjoyment? ;) Or for catching up on all the school I was missing!!!
**Thank the Lord for digital pics now!!! ;)
She cooked out of necessity. She loved to bake cookies and breads! Yep- that's me!!
Never hesitates to tell you I love you!
She can strike up a conversation with anyone!
She would spend many hours of her time helping the neighbor kiddos who didn't have stable families, or just had parents that both worked a lot- homework help and love on the side!!
She also would visit and care for my dad's parents and sooo many other people in nursing homes or in their own homes! Taking them to doctor's appointments, to get their hair done, or whatever.
She couldn't "give" a spelling test to save her life. Her pronunciations were ummm......interesting ;).
She loves life!! She doesn't hold back!!
She PRAYS fervently for our whole family!!! For the work we do with other families, for the children needing homes, for those that have been placed in new homes, for adoptive and birth families we work with!!
She is interested in others and wants to know how she can pray for them!
Except we did have a time of a few years where it was hard. Really hard. It was mostly to do with my stubbornness meeting her stubbornness.... what can I say the apple didn't fall far from the tree!
She was there at every concert, audition, basketball game, musical, marching band performance, honor band, All State honor band, etc. AND believe me there were many many many many of them! She is my ongoing cheerleader throughout life!!
Every time we have phoned to say- we feel God calling us to -------- she is there praying and cheering us on!!! Never once called us crazy to our face ;). She just loves us and cares for us no matter what!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!