Friday, July 30, 2010

For My Mom.................

My Mom.

She is everything a woman wants to be.  She is a Proverbs 31 woman.  She is everything I want to be. 

She gave me life, loves me unconditionally, trained me to work hard, showed me how to love.

She loves her grandchildren.  She loves them unconditionally.  She is training them to know and love the Lord. 

She is always ready to laugh.  She has a beautiful laugh.  She has an infectious smile!  She always seem happy, even on her darkest days.  She is a glimpse of what I (hope) to someday be.

She is beautiful on the inside and gorgeous on the outside!  She is a servant to all and an inspiration to many.  She is known by so many and loved by all.  I admire the woman that she is and will become in her lifetime.

Today is my Mom's birthday and I wanted to show you how wonderful my mom is to me.  She is all those things I wrote above, but more than anything, she is a Child of God.  Her life is a testimony to God's goodness and grace.  She is an inspiration to me!  I love you Mom!  There aren't enough words to describe the gratitude in my heart.  You will never know how proud I am of all your accomplishments.  I am so blessed and honored to call you "Mommy" and my children are blessed to call you "Mammaw."  Thank you for all your sacrifices for me while growing up and even still now.  Thank you for showing me unconditional love that I now show my husband and children.  Thank you for always being so true to yourself, never backing down from what's right.  The Lord will graciously give to you, for you so humbly gave to Him.

I love you with all my heart and soul!  Happy Birthday!
Your "Little Girl"

An excellent wife who can find?  She is far more precious than jewels.  The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.  She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.  She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.  She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.  She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.  She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.  She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.  She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.  Her lamp does not go out at night.  She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.  She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.  She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.  She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.  Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land.  She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.  Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.  She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.  She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all."  Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.  Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31:10-31

1 comment:

Mom said...

Iam, for once in my life, speechless. This is the most wonderful gift I have received in my life besides the birth of my precious child. God Blesses me so much with so much I don't deserve. I know He loves me and I thank Him for that every day. I never deserved His Grace, His forgiveness or the gift of you or those precious grandchildren. I Thank you for this posting so much more than I can express. I know these words come from your heart because that's who you are.

The pictures are so funny. Wow, have I changed. Life is so good and I am one Blessed Woman.

I love you, Daughter, and Thank God for the gift of YOU! MOM :-)