I have to mention my mother-in-law. This will be the first Mother's Day without her, since she passed away last July. She was the Mom of eight kids. She absolutely amazed me, especially at Christmas-time. With so many to buy for, she always started early....and she never made over a few cents difference in the gifts she bought for us. I have no idea how she did it. We're all going to miss her very much, and will especially feel the loss tomorrow!!!
I think of myself....I used to say that I thought that being a Mom was one of the few things in my life that I did right....I didn't say that bragging at all....I just felt that God blessed us with a wonderful child (only child), and Jess was so easy to care for. I took her bottle away at a little before 9 months, and even then she was only taking one a day. She never had a "pacie", or a "binkie", so I didn't have to break her from that....she never sucked her thumb (her comfort was an old ratty blanket that she still owns to this day). She walked before she was 11 months old. Pappy worked second shift for many years, so at night, it was just me and Jess....we spent sooooo much time together, and every single Friday night, we would go out to eat (Arby's was one of her fav's!!), and would go to K-Mart, or Target....it was our girls night out. Oh, such sweet memories. We're more like friends than mother and daughter!!!
Then....Jess grew up and became a Mom herself, and she is a wonderful Mommy. The boys absolutely love coming to Pappy and Nannie's house...but, even while they're here, sometimes Big Brother will say, "I see my Mommy". Every child needs the security of having a Mommy....and that she will always be there no matter what. Everybody needs security....PERIOD!!! The hardest thing, I think, about Big Brother going to Mother's Day Out....was the insecurity of wondering if Mommy had left him....but once he realized she is coming back to get him....you know, like she wouldn't, since those boys are attached to her hips....he can feel free to play...then, everything is right with his little world.
My spiritual mothers......do you have any???
I didn't really have a song that I could think of that would be a good one to share since today is Sunday....and Mother's Day...but every time I hear "Your Love Amazes Me", I think of my Mom, because she really liked that song....and she told me one time that every time she heard it, it reminded her of my Dad. Daddy was sick with emphysema for several years and my Mom stood by him and took care of him. She is now sharing the duties of taking care of my Mamaw with her sister. I know she's not had an easy life. She always worked hard when I was growing up. I can still picture her sweeping the kitchen (we didn't have a vacuum cleaner) and every summer we gardened and canned and "put up". She sewed and she made all of my clothes when I was in school...grammar and high school!!!
I dedicate this song to my Mom!!!
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!