Friday, May 7, 2010
Generations of Mothers
Growing up with my mom, I felt an amazing sense of security. She loved us deeply with words and in action. One of the things I love most about my mom is that she always has striven to be available to us – and still does. She was so reliable growing up – we always knew we could count on her to be there for us when we needed her (even when we didn’t know we needed her!). She was always home and available when we got home from school and I have such great memories of sitting around talking to her in the afternoon. She made time to take us shopping even when it was miserable to shop with a teenage girl – oh the drama! She made time to drive us back and forth to friends’ houses. She made time to make us a great family dinner everyday. She made time to make every special thing that happened during the year extra special. She still uses the birthday banners for every family birthday. She is an amazing gift giver. She always finds the perfect gifts for every occasion and is so thoughtful. She just has an amazing gift for making others feel loved.
Now that I am a mom, I appreciate her more. Being available to my kids is not easy. There are so many distractions in life. I always think about my mom’s example and want my kids to be able to feel that way about me one day – that I was available to them, that they could rely on me. My mom also made time to serve others, to make our friends feel loved, to be a great friend to others. She is an amazing keeper of her home. She has always kept her home immaculate, which made it so pleasant for us to be at home. She is also such a great shopper and saver. I am forever grateful for my mom’s example as a wife, mother and woman of God. I love you, mom!
Happy Mother’s Day to my Mother and my Grandmothers.