Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Mom...

              My mother Judy as a child on the Holland Poultry Farm where she grew up in New York...
   This is one of my favorite pictures of my mom!
             I truly have the best mom.
         I have been told that so many times in my life by friends through my 3_ years of life!
 My response is always...."I know, she really is". I seriously cannot even tell you how many times I have been told that! Let me take this day to share a few reasons why! My mom is the most loving person I know...She is loving in a strong, intentional, faithful, sacrificial and generous kind of way. She is one of those moms who was always available (and still is) for any of her children...grandchildren....and other people's children for that matter. Our house was "that" house on the block growing up. My mom sacrificed all that she may have wanted to do or be for the sake of all of those around the meantime she became the envy of every kid I knew and the aspiration of every mother. She did not do all that she did for affirmation, or wealth, or even recognition she did it because she truly loves us. I cannot talk about my mom without talking about her gift of hospitality. I truly have never met any other person who has the gift quite like her. She has made so many dinners, made so many beds, cleaned so many toilets all in the name of hosting people in her home and making them feel loved. Not only was there dinner... it is the best you will find anywhere and enough for second and thirds...not only is the bed made, but made beautifully...and you guessed it sparkling clean house. One of my favorite things about my mom is that she has always introduced her friends to each other...she is generous with people in every way. Some of her dear friends are now best friends because she introduced them. It is untold the numbers of lives she has touched...and I get to call her mom. Most of all-my mom has pointed me to Jesus. I remember the very day she knelt beside my bed as I asked Jesus to come into my heart.. I have no excuses...I recognize that she has given me all I need to thrive in this world...I can only pray that I am passing down the same love! I know she feels like she is getting older and cannot "do" all that she has "done" but she will always "be" exactly who she is...
my mom!


  1. Happy Mother's day !!

    For you and you mum !!

    Hugs from Ria

  2. Precious tribute to your mom. I am sure she feels blessed today!

    Happy Mother's Day!

  3. How lovely...I adored this!

    I hope you had a wonderful day!


  4. What lovely thoughts about your mother! She must also be so proud of you - I can tell just by reading this that she has passed down her beautiful qualities to you to pass on to your children - and to others, I'm always inspired by you and what you write.
    I love the picture of your mother ~

    Have a wonderful day!