Saturday, May 8, 2010

Remmembering my Mother~~My Mentor~My Friend

I am re-posting this post that I wrote a couple of years ago about my Mother. I am so thankful that I had such a great Mom. I miss her!

My Mother was one of the truest, kindest persons I have known. She was a genuine Southern Bell. It seemed like when I was growing up, there were always people stopping by our house. Mom was always ready with a warm smile, a cold drink, and usually something to eat. Mom was a wonderful cook. When dad was pastoring, we usually had someone for dinner every Sunday. She made it look so effortless and enjoyable.
Mom had the heart of a teacher. She had her Masters in Elementary Education. She taught me the love of reading. many winter nights she would read to us such books as, Anne of Green Gables and Little House on the prairie. She taught me a lot through example. As a young girl,I remember many times looking for her, and finding her in her bedroom praying. What a heritage I have!
Mom was a giver. Many times she would quietly help someone in need, whether it was a meal, money or clothes. I remember more than once her buying somebody a dress, because she wanted them to have something nice too.
Mom was a friend--and she had many!! She made people feel special, and they liked to be around her. She was my shopping buddy, OH how we liked to shop together.
Mom showed good attitudes, and if she was wrong, she was always willing to apologize. She demonstrated grace under fire. Mom suffered with cancer for 9 years. The last two years were extremely painful for her, yet many times I would hear someone ask her how she was feeling, and she would answer,"Well just pretty good." She taught me how a Christian lives AND dies.
Many times growing up , I did not agree with her. Some times I thought she was Crazy! Some rules just didn't make sense to me. But now that I am a mother, I see how wise she was. Many days I think about her and strive to the kind of mother she was. Many days I fall short. If I can be half as good a mother has she was to me, I will have been a success.
I have been putting this off all week. For one thing I am not the writer that some of you are. But the other reason is because I knew it would make me miss her more. This will be my third Mothers Day without her.
I thank God for my wonderful Mother, and that he has allowed me to be a mother.