Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 23rd

58 years ago today, the world was blessed with the most amazing woman.
Sadly, we lost her at the age of 53.
My mom was the most generous and caring person I've ever known 
{and I'm not just saying that because she's my mom}
So many would agree with me on this.
She has taken so many into her home when they had nowhere else to go.
She would listen to everyone when they had struggles or joys to share, no matter what was going on in her life at that time.
She would lend a helping hand even to her biggest enemy {if she even had one}.
She knew she wouldn't be here forever & she lived every day to its fullest!

She raised all three of us to be strong and independent individuals.  Although, always giving us a shoulder to lean on and a helping hand when needed, we learned our lessons "the hard way."
She taught us to put others before ourselves & always reach out to those in need no matter how big or small.
We learned to work hard for the things we care most about & that those things that matter most, never come easy.
She showed us when the going gets tough... be a little stronger & push a little harder.  We will make it through.
And most significantly, that love was the most important "thing" to have in life.

I am so blessed to be able to call her Mom!  
I have so much more to learn from her & even without her here, physically, I see her everyday in the actions of others!  She will always be in our most cherished memories!

Happy Birthday, Mom!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday to your Mom. It is difficult when they are taken from us so early in our lives but with the knowledge they have given us we are able to succeed. Such beautiful words you have written. Love you..