Friday, May 12, 2006

Mother's Day Tribute

Since this is Mother's Day weekend, I naturally thought about my own sweet mother who is now in heaven. I could say so many wonderful things about her, but most of you who read this knew her almost as well as I did. I am so thankful God chose her as my mom, and it would be my wish that my own children would be able to remember me that way when I am gone. Hopefully, some of her character traits were woven into me. Then, I also thought about my two daughters and the wonderful mothers they are to their children. I am SO proud of both of them!!!! Even though I raised three kids, I look at them and wonder how they do it and how I did it. I know that we just do what we have to do and don't give it a lot of thought at the time. But the hats a mother wears are many, and I see my daughters wearing those hats with grace, love, patience, and fatigue. I pray for them daily and know they are in God's hands. I know also that they are Christians and love Jesus with all their hearts. How blessed I am to have two beautiful, talented, precious daughters who love their husbands and are bringing up their children to love the Lord. Angela and Jawan, I love you with all my heart! Please be patient with me when I unintentionally try to give you advice - one day you will do your children that way, too. It's a "mother" thing. I hope each of you have a wonderful Mother's Day with you children and husbands. I'll get to spend it, hopefully, with Angela as they have not yet moved. Until next time, I love you Steve, Angela, Meredith, Ethan, Emily, Mitch, Jawan, Andrew, Luke and Stuart. Mom.

Monday, May 01, 2006


I made the trip to Columbus and back this past weekend safely and enjoyed my visit with Mitch, Jawan, Andrew and Luke. My main purpose in going was to help them move from the apartment into the house. Although I did do a little packing and cleaning, I mostly babysat, which I LOVED, and prepared lunch on Sunday. Those babies are so precious! Andrew knows me and always greets me with open arms and a smile. One day Luke will to when he's older (4 months is a little young to know Gami). ha. One daughter and family moved and another one will be doing so in a couple of weeks. There are so many changes happening in my little family: all three children making moves, physically and job-wise. Stuart starts a new job today which is an hour away from where he lives and will have to relocate to avoid the commute. Even though I've been commuting for 15 years (75 miles round trip a day), I do not like the thought of my child doing so, especially in the Atlanta area. Angela and family will be moving to Florida in a couple of weeks to a new church pastorate. Wow, my knees are getting a workout talking to the Father. I'm so glad HE is in control and will hold us all together. I'm so blessed! This is short, but recaps my weekend so will check in again soon. In the meantime, I love you Steve, Angela, Meredith, Ethan, Emily, Mitch, Jawan, Andrew, Luke and Stuart! Mom.