Greatest Mom EVER

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I posted on FaceBook earlier how I wanted to write today, yet lacked any real inspiration. My mother’s reply of course is classic:

“how much you love your mom :)”

So, why not! Here’s to you mom!

Anyone here who knows my mom can agree, she is an AMAZING woman of God. She has a firery spirit, always willing to serve, and her smile can brighten anyone’s day. She has experienced her fair share of trials, each have brought her to her knees…but that is exactly where God provided her with victory.

I tried to think of the Bible verses she exudes and naturally, Proverbs 31 came to mind…

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭31‬:‭26, 28-30‬ NIV)

My mother raised me to know and love Jesus with my whole heart. She faithfully brought me to Sunday School, worship, and youth Bible study. When there was no one to run our youth group, she stepped up and lead for more years than I can count, even after all three of us kids had graduated and moved on.

But simply bringing me to church wasn’t enough. She led by example (still does). My mom is active in her own faith, attending Bible study, worship, helping to serve others in the Name of Christ.

Mom and I have always seemed to get along, even through those dreaded teenage daughter years (she swears I skipped adolecence, which may have helped, but that’s an entirely different post) and over the years, our relationship has only grown stronger.

I can count on my mom to lift up a prayer for me, no matter how insignificant the request may seem. When I am going through a tough time, she is there to infuse me with His Word.

Though we are separated by miles and states, I know I can always go to my mom as if she were just next door. I pray that as Stacy grows, I can be that kind of mom to her. Someone she feels she can talk to about anything and everything. Someone she can trust to help her grow in her faith in Christ, the one relationship that maters more than any she will experience here on earth.

Of course, my mom has passed on a few things other than a crazy love for Jesus. We both LOVE to sing and act. (My mom is amazing at BOTH.) We both have suffered with “lead foot” disease, which only sems to have affected our right foot and only while we are driving (odd). We both laugh at the dumbest things “He lookah like a man!” (If you know, you know).

So how about you? If you coud share your mom with the world, what would you share? I’d LOVE to hear about your mom! Leave a comment below…better yet, grab a piece of paper and an envelope. Write your mom a letter letting her know how much she has meant to you and mail it out.

Maybe you and your mom aren’t on speaking terms at the moment. Let this be an opportunity to reconnect (you know you’ve been looking for a sign from God about this…sooooo…here’s your sign.)

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6 thoughts on “Greatest Mom EVER

  1. Oh Heather… Your Mom is so beautiful- inside and out… And she passed it down to you… And I’m watching you pass it down to Stacy. I thank God for your Jesus loving family line of lovely ladies! I celebrate my Mom as she celebrates with Jesus. How I miss her smile and laughter. I guarantee she’s dancing your famous “nerd dance” with us as she sings praises to the Lord! Xoxo

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  2. My mom, when she was 7, played the guitar and sang on the radio and won an upright piano. She played by ear, not needing to see sheet music. She passed her love of music onto me. She is with Jesus, my Nana and my daughter and I miss her so ery much

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  3. What a precious gift you have in your mom. Knowing you so well, I feel as if I know your mother’s heart. I pray one day my girl will be able to feel and say the same about me. Thank you for sharing with us today. And I know God is so pleased as you have lived out so well His command to “honor your father and mother.” And I see you doing the same with your baby girl!!

    Blessings,

    Wendy

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  4. I did, unfortunately, go through adolescence!! This is an excerpt from my blog written about my Mother.
    “I lost my parents when I was a teenager. I had just turned 15 when I lost my Mother. Not a particularly easy time for such an experience, as if any time is. Now I have a strong faith and have generally found living according to the tenets of my faith to be fairly easy. Even as a teenager it was easy for me to let’s say, “not kill anyone” or “covet my neighbor’s wife.” The tough one for me was that whole honoring your mother and father thing. At fifteen I was in full blown adolescence, a period I’ve heard referred to as “transient psychosis!” All those hormones flying around and all that neural pruning occurring! I was an impulsive, egocentric kid and not always respectful to my parents. In losing them early I was robbed of the opportunity to reconcile with them.

    It’s been thirty-eight years and I have often wondered how I could make things right. Running with a friend last summer, she asked if I had given any thought as to how I could honor my Mother. I hadn’t. The past is the past, isn’t it? What difference would it make now? The difference is, I could do today what I didn’t do yesterday. I could take on a challenge as a measure of respect. Respect for the things I learned from my Mother but didn’t know I was learning because I was knee-deep in acting like, well, a teenager. From her I learned to love God, to sacrifice for my children, to be brave, to be resilient, to persevere, to work hard.

    So when I brought up this idea of doing something in memory of my Mother to my friend Scott, he didn’t skip a beat. In true Scott fashion he said four words; “the four thousand footers!” There are forty-eight four thousand foot mountains in New Hampshire and I plan on hiking every one of them in honor of my Mother. It will take me years and I can’t imagine it will get any easier.

    As for today, I sit on the summit of Mount Jackson with my friend, Alyssa, who has pledged to join me on this journey. I am able to say, “Thank you, Mom, for giving me life and always doing the best with what you had. Thank you for loving me. I love you and will see you again in paradise.”

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