~ You have modeled a true servant’s heart to me…since I was old enough to remember..I have watched you model Proverbs 31.
~ You taught me how to be a Godly mother…because you have always been one to me.
~ You let me be ME. I was allowed to get dirty like the boys and then dress up and play with barbies.
~ You prayed with and for me as a child and still do.
~ You taught me how to sew and cook.
~ You encouraged me in all of my endeavors…from singing to band to dance line to whatever I chose to do.
~ I love your sweet spirit…..
~ I love your blue eyes….I always wanted to have blue eyes like you.
~ I love the way your former students always tell me that you were their favorite teacher ever. I know why… it is because you showed them love and tried your best to help them all.
~ I love that we always used to sing in the car when I was a little girl… You are my sunshine…Zippidy Doo Da, Jesus Loves Me.
~ I love that you and Daddy always made sure that we were in church.
~ I love the memories of suppertime at our kitchen table…( even though I used to not want to clean my plate )
~ I love the memories of how we were raised with values and morals and old-fashioned ways.
~ I laugh at the memory of taking trips ..just me and you…to see Aunt Lori..and how you would always think you missed the turn and then you would turn early….
~ You showed me that working hard for something was worth it, when you held a part-time job, took care of your home and family, and went to college to be a teacher..all at the same time!
~ You passed down to me the love of reading and writing…and I still say that you should write….
~ You and Daddy both provided and sacrificed for your family…even when it was tough.
~ You have loved me even when I was not so lovable…
~ You taught me the meaning of unconditional love.
~ I love how our home was Grand Central Station for swimming parties and youth get- togethers and New Years Eve fun!
~ I love that you sewed….Making me a clown Halloween costume the night before..just because I wanted one.
~ I remember being in AWE that you could sew a beautiful wedding gown….
~ I almost forgot… You even used to bake specialty cakes! All decked out with beautiful icing…
~ I love that you are a lady of MANY talents.
~ I love that even though you are obviously VERY gifted in MANY areas…that you have always remained HUMBLE.
~ You are a loving grandmother to all of your grands.
~ You have taken care of Daddy when he was very sick and weathered many health issues.
~ You are a lady.
~ You have always been a good and Godly wife … and modeled to me how to be a Proverbs 31 wife.
~ You let me go to bible camps and even picked me up when I got homesick. 🙂 (and took me to get a baby doll after)
~ You don’t look like you are 70 …. your skin is beautiful …. and this gives me hope… hahaha.
~ I love that you had a rose garden when I was growing up…and many beautiful flowers.
~ I love that we had a garden…and lived in the country.
~ You really are a lady of so many talents and I honestly don’t know of one thing that you can’t do well.
~ You have truly taught me the meaning of putting others first…I have watched you do this your entire life!
~ You taught me to love Jesus.
~ You have weathered many storms in life…suffered many losses… endured many trials… and still you remain faithful, beautiful, sweet and true.
Happy Birthday to the LADY that I am so blessed to call Momma. Thank you for loving us all … and teaching us the meaning of love.
I am thankful for all of these memories and so many more!
Proverbs 31 :10-31 ~ A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works eager with her hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing food from afar. She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grips the spindle with her fingers. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear of her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 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. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
This sums up my Momma… She truly is the Proverbs 31 woman. It’s my goal to be like her…I know this will probably embarrass her..but I can’t help but to brag on her… she surely won’t brag on herself.