Our Fantastic Family Of Four Forever Believes

"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family" Anthony Brandt

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


What a blessing it is to be called "MOM". My Mother's Day was not spent with breakfast in bed, flowers, or a gift of my own, but a gift of being with the ones I love most in this life. It is so amazing to me how God allows certain situations and circumstances in our life to bring us closer to the ones we love, more than that,closer to him! Since my brother moved away, I have not has the same relationship with him. I love him so much and so miss him being only 20 minutes away,now 8 hours away. I am so blessed to have such a loving and caring brother and sister. My brother just received one of the greatest blessings in life, a newborn baby, a son, and his baby boy was having some problems. But by the Grace of God, he is doing great! My WONDERFUL mom, has been through a lot this last week, and has made sure she was there for my brother and his family. With her dad just having surgery, she was trying to hard to be there for everyone. One of our jobs as a mother is the need to take care of any situation and everyone involved in that situation. Yes, sometimes it feels like a burden, but as a mother, we thrive and act on situations that involve our family, and seek guidance from the Lord and loves ones to make their life the best it can be. I think about the saying, "God could not be everywhere, that's why he created Mothers," But God is everywhere, and involved in every aspect of our lives. He gives us a choice in how we respond to these hardships and sees us through them so others can see His amazing Grace! The Lord can take any situation good and bad and use it so other's can see love, unconditional love, the love of a mother and child. Nothing illustrates this better than God giving his ONLY son, for us! I thank God everyday, for my family, for being able to wake up, and seeing my children grow. I thank Him for being able to bear children, and most of all, being blessed with raising them under His leadership! For my children are not my own, they belong to God. This was very hard for me to do, praying to God and saying to Him, they are yours not mine, let your Will be Done. Ultimately, my children belong to Him. I love being a mother! When I was younger, I often dreamed about my life and how it would be. I have made LOTS of mistakes, but I have learned so much, and I am glad that God allowed them, for it has forever changed me as a person, a mother, but more as a child of God. I imagined a life of bliss and a perfect family centered around the dinner table! My life is far from this, but I love my life, and have learned to be "content" with what I have. What a wonderful realization to have!! Being content is a humbling experience! I thank God for my mother! I thank him for her dedication to her children, for always putting us before her. I thank Him most of all, for raising us in a Christan home! I have so many wonderful memories of my mom and all the things she did and sacrificed or us! So in honor of my mom, I write these things I LOVE most about her! Love you mom, you are the greatest!
1. Thank you for always making sure I was in church! I truly believe in this verse,"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will never depart from it." Proverbs 22:6. I have strayed MANY times, but by you making sure I was was a Child Of God, He always takes me as I am!
2. Thank you for always being there for every event I had in school, you were always the best "room mother" in every grade! You were so great about cooking for every event and sending great snacks for me and my friends!
3. I thank you for ALL the money you spent on my eyes, teeth, and Drill Team! You always has such wonderful fund raising ideas for us to go to Competition!We could not have done it without you!
4. Thank you for allowing friends to ALWAYS come over to swim in the pool, even though you were the one always cleaning it and making sure the levels were SAFE, for us!
5. Thank you for allowing Jerry and I to date, He was the best date I ever had, and turned out to be such a blessing!! And the BEST father to your grandchildren!
6. Thank you for being there in the delivery room for the birth of your first grandchild, Caiden , he loves you soo much! What a awesome blessing we have!
7. Thank you for trying to be there for Bailee Graces Birth, she just came into this world to quick!
8. Most of all, Thank you for raising 3 GREAT kids on your own, Daddy is so proud of you, Chad, Erin and I are so BLESSED to have you!! I love you mom!!
9. You are my HERO, you have lived and been through so much and I admire you, I want to be just like you !!

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