Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thankful Thursday: Mother's Day Edition


Lynn is hosting Thankful Thursday this week, and, in honor of Mother's Day, she has asked us to write about our mothers. Thank you, Lynn, for encouraging us to do this. I find that I'm recalling details that had been long forgotten.

My mom taught me many practical skills. She taught me how to cook. (I remember being amazed that she was able to time everything so that the mashed potatoes would be ready at the same time as the meatloaf and vegetables.) She taught me how to make a grocery list within a budget. (I admired the way she remembered the prices of everything, so she'd know whether an advertised price was a good value or not.) She taught me how to iron clothes, clean a house, and care for a sick child.

My mom encouraged me to write and to excel in language arts in school. (My dad enjoys math, science, and technology; so my sister and I were encouraged in all of those areas.) She read aloud to us--more than any other mom I know. She instilled in me an interest in health topics and gardening.

I've done my share of things that hurt my mom. I put her through a lot with my poor choices and rebellious actions. She has also been facing her own medical challenges for years. But through everything, she has taught me how a mother loves her children: unconditionally, protectively, unwaveringly.

I would also like to honor my grandmother (whose love and strength through trials still amaze and bless me) and my mother-in-law (whose influence helped my husband become the wonderful man he is).

If I may, I'd also like to ask for your prayers. My husband's Aunt Ann--a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother--passed away yesterday. Please lift her family up to the Lord, that He might comfort them in this time of loss. Thank you so much.

For more Thankful Thursday, visit Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage.

15 comments :

  1. My how your mom equipped you in so many areas. What a blessing! So many women get married and don't have a clue. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's Aunt Ann. I pray that the Lord would comfort them during this difficult time. Thanks for visiting Heart Choices. :)

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  2. This post was wonderful. It really helped me remember to be more thankful for my mom.

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  3. your mother sounds like a truly wonderful women Your post honored her

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  4. Hi, thanks for leaving a nice comment at my blog. what a wonderful heritage you have! I am praying right now for your husband's aunt's family.

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  5. It sounds as if you've been truly blessed to have such a wonderful mom and relatives! I think your mom did a wonderful job! God bless you and your family as you mourn the loss of your hubby's Aunt.

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  6. Great tribute! And I'll definitely keep your family in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss. Happy Thankful Thursday to you.

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  7. I enjoyed reading about your mother and grandmother. I am sorry for your very recent loss. I will lift your family in prayer.

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  8. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! What a beautiful post you wrote today too - Moms are truly a blessing from the Lord.

    I'll be praying for your family too! I know how hard it is to lose a loved one, no matter what age they are.

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  9. What a great tribute to your mom! She sounds like a wonderful lady. I will be praying for your family as you deal with the lose of a loved one.

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  10. What a lovely post. I will keep your aunt's family in my prayers.

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  11. Your mom did a lot of things right in preparing you for the practical things in life. But what spoke to me were your heartfelt words about how she loved you through your rebellion. I'm going through that right now and I hope I can do what your mom did. I need your prayers for that! I have your husband's Aunt Ann's family on my list of prayers for comfort.

    I'm enjoying your blog! You remind me of another blogger friend, Kay, at http://kaysquires.blogspot.com. She is a paper crafter and has one of her blogs dedicated to it. She's talented like you.

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  12. Such sweet tributes to your mom, and grandmother.

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  13. What a great post!! Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  14. Another wonderful mother. How blessed you are. thansk for sharing. Happy Mother's day

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  15. Father, i lift up to you the family of aunt ann. i pray that you will comfort them especially now in this trying times. Father, may they have peace that only you can provide. may they experience your presence knowing that You are still in control. thank you, Lord. in Jesus' name, amen.

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