She called last night to check on me, to see if I had recovered from a brief illness the day before.
For over forty years, she’s been making sure I was okay, that my needs were met, that I was safe and happy.
Though the miles prevent us from seeing each other often, when we are together the talk flows easily. I can share with her – problems and disappointments, successes and victories – and get wisdom and advice for challenges I may be facing.
Her love for my daughters is all-encompassing. It shows in the way she plans for our visits – hiding a treat under their pillow for that first night, storing up new books to read with them, planning a favorite breakfast. She is a role model all grandmothers could follow.
I doubt I will ever understand the enormity of the sacrifices she has made through the years to allow my brothers and sister and I to have all that we did. I’m certain I didn’t appreciate it as I should. Becoming a mom myself has perhaps granted me a window into that part of her soul.
The Master that she serves has made her the woman she is – one that I love and respect from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you, mom, for being a woman who is truly worth honoring on Mother’s Day.
Moms rock! She sounds like a wonderful grandmother…just like I hope to be someday (but not anytime soon!)! Thanks for sharing her with us today!
That is just beautiful and so true about my mom too. A wonderful example of motherhood that I strive to be like as well! Thanks for that today.
What a beautiful tribute to your mother ~ bless her and all of our dear mothers!! Happy Mother's day to you too Tracey!
Love your "tribute" to your mom! She sounds like a wonderful woman 🙂 You're blessed to have her.
What a wonderful tribute to your mom! I hope you have a happy Mother's Day on Sunday. We are SO blessed.
What a wonderful blessing of a mom you have! Happy Mother's Day!