Today, I’m over at “Behind the Scenes” where we take a photograph & tell the story behind it.
Mom & Me on My Wedding Day
September 10, 2011:
The day I married Tyler, became a Step Mamma, made the best decision of my life & I married my best friend~the man God chose for me.
This picture shows the sheer joy of a mother who prayed this day would come!
What this picture doesn’t show, is how my mother walked with me every step of the way:How she carried me in her womb at a time when she could have chosen otherwise. How she named me & loved me before I was ever born. How she prayed for me, every single day of my life. How she taught me the Love of Jesus & the importance of pleasing Him. How she guided me, using God’s Word. How she sacrificed to make my dreams come true. How she cried as she watched me make choices I would one day regret. How she grieved & prayed for me to see my own worth. How she prayed I would find strength to walk away from the life I was living. How she wondered if she had somehow failed as a mother. How she rejoiced as she saw me finally embracing my self-worth. How proud she was at my academic & career accomplishments. How over-joyed she was to meet Tyler & to watch how he treats me. How grateful she is to see how much Tyler loves & respects me. How satisfied she is to know in her heart I married the right man. No, to the average person, this picture doesn’t say all that, but to me, it does.
To me, this picture speaks of the beauty of a Godly Mother’s heart & the beauty of a God who’s Grace is sufficient for me, Who’s love & forgiveness abounds & who’s healing can make something beautiful from something shattered.
The picture speaks of MY Mother, MY best friend, MY prayer warrior & MY inspiration to one day be a Godly mamma myself.
Mom, I’m so immensely grateful God blessed me with YOU. As you have walked with God, you have led by example & it’s through your example that I’ve come to see the kind of woman, wife & Mother I want to be. You see, I learned it all from you. For all you are, all you’ve ever said, given & done; words seem so empty, even meaningless, yet I still want to say, thank you. I love you! ♥