Friday, March 09, 2007
My momma loves me!
Yesterday she made peanut butter cookies...my favorites!
The day before that she ironed my shirt....and raked leaves in our yard
The day before that she made dinner for my family while I worked my second job.....
The day before that she played with the grandk and put her to bed while my daughter was at work even though I had said I would.... she knew i was tired.
My mom is an amazing woman...she always has been...
At a very young age she sought out the Lord and His House though she did not come from a religious family...she went to church with neighbors and friends, trying various denominations when even her siblings declined to accompany her...she has always had His mark upon her.
She went it alone as an ill equipped single mother when I was 10, raising 3 daughters on a pittance and by the grace of God. Somehow we all got raised, hardly ever being aware of how hard she worked or struggled to make that happen, but always knowing how much she depended on her Lord. We, her children, grew to share that dependence.
As a mature woman of God she found that she could no longer stomach church the way it had "always been done" and left the church of my youth to seek a deeper more real walk with her Lord.
As an adult woman nearing retirement age she uprooted herself, left her secure job of 25+ yrs, all her friends and family and the only life she had ever known to move from Alabama to Pennsylvania to be a support to her daughters and grand kids, undertaking a move that encompassed far more than mere mileage...
it was financially dangerous
socially isolating from family and friends...
A courageous act that none of her peer family members could understand nor would they ever consider to attempt.
At the age of 70 she fulfilled a lifelong dream and traveled by plane (a biggie:)) to Ireland.
In my lifetime, she has always been a woman exhibiting strong faith and a quiet yet steady spirit though I realize now that these qualities were hard won and paid for with a high price. She is always prepared to speak a word in season...always ready to lend a helping hand or offer a gift of kindness....her many talents are put to work regularly to bless others.
She has stepped out in faith again and again in every aspect of her life...proving to me and to anyone with eyes to see that she is a true pioneer, brave beyond words...seeking out her Lord, following His lead no matter the cost and being an amazing blessing to all who are fortunate to know her.
I am incredibly blessed to have her as my mom and to have her in my home.
I love you Momma!