Happy Mother’s Day
I love being a mom. It is a true joy and I am so thankful to be able to grow with my kids. I wanted to share with you the moms in my life and what I love about each one of them.
Raising seven kids? Seriously there is rarely a day that goes by that I do not think about her and how amazing she is to be able to raise each of us each so well. Some days when I think about how much laundry I have to do, I think of my mom and how she was able to do it with a family of nine.
She is super generous. I don’t mean just money, although that is true of her, but she is always very giving of herself. If someone has had a surgery, she takes them a meal. I had a new baby, she drops everything and flies out to be here right away to cook, clean, and help the adjustment go smoothly. She takes care of three of my grandparents and never complains. I really admire her for this.
She knows how to make you feel special. Birthdays are big deals, as she is always the first one to call, and makes you feel loved. She loves each one of us kids and treats us fairly. Never once have a questioned my mother’s love. It is a given. In high school when I was devastated when I didn’t make the cheerleading squad, she stayed with me that night and said how proud she was of me. She let me miss school the next day (drama in high school, don’t miss that much!), and we spent the day together figuring out what I would be involved in.
She’s always there. She never missed anything. Always there for parent/teacher conferences, soccer games, gymnastics meets, new babies, wisdom teeth, etc. I cannot think of a major thing in my life that my mother was not there for.
I know I am very blessed to have a great mother-in-law. When I tell friends that I love my mother-in-law they are shocked, it is not the norm, and I am grateful for her. She is a servant. She rarely sits down, always is eager to wait on others and happily serves people. That is one thing that amazes me. She never complains, and even looks for ways to serve others.
She stays updated on our family. She faithfully reads my blog, prays for us, and e-mails to make sure she knows what is going on for us in life. She is such a huge blessing and encouragement to me. She makes a point to have meaningful conversations with us and is intentional on keeping up with how we are doing. Just recently she called to encourage me with some life decisions I had to make and breathed life into me, by listening and sharing her experiences with me.
She prays. I know that if I ever have something I am struggling with, I can count on her to pray for me. She doesn’t just pray, she also checks in to ask how everything is going. Her walk with Christ is a great example for me to follow.
Happy Mother’s Day!