A Mother's Day Tribute

May 11, 2014
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A Mother's Day Tribute

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I would like to give a second tribute to my beautiful Mom & Best Friend this Mother’s Day.  You may read my first tribute here.

As a girl, I remember hearing the deep admiration in my mother’s voice as she shared childhood memories of her grandmother.

My great-grandmother was extraordinary!  She was monetarily poor, but she was rich! She had Jesus & a love so deep nothing else mattered.

Having lost her husband to an unexpected death, betrayed & shunned by his family, then left to raise her small children alone, she still showed her faith in God!

 

The most beautiful thing about this story, is that my great-grandmother was instrumental in raising the beautiful woman I am honored to call my mother.

The sole survivor of a twin pregnancy, my mother started her life alone, yet strong.

Losing her father to death at a young age thrust her into a childhood of heartbreak.

Loved by a mother who was unable to take care of her, she was graciously raised by her maternal grandmother.

From her grandmother she learned of God, through the life-example set before her:

  • The deep love.
  • The sacrifices made.
  • The working hands, eager to help.
  • The kind eyes & listening ears.
  • The heart of gold.
  • The hymns sung, while comforting arms enveloped her little body as she sat on her grandmother’s lap.
  • Jesus. He was a living part of her grandmother’s life & thus became the same for her.

 

My mom learned from her grandmother how to make the best of every situation & how to turn to Jesus for everything.

She didn’t have an acclaimed “glamorous” career; she gave it up to raise me.  Yet in my eyes, she had the best job in the world & did it with absolute excellence.

She took on the role of motherhood so naturally!  For someone who wasn’t raised by her mother, it’s a true testimony of what God can do with a yielded heart.  When I think of motherhood, I first think of my mom & what an incredible mother she’s always been!

This Mother’s Day, I want to honor the woman she has allowed God to make her into: A true woman of God.

When I read Proverbs 31, my mom is the one woman in my life who I can say, truly lives this passage, through the strength of the Holy Spirit.

I am so immensely proud to call her my Mom.

 

I remember as a girl being asked to name my hero.

While all my friends picked celebrities, I chose my mom; I still do.

The greatest compliment I’ve ever received is when I was told

“You’re just like your Mom.”

She’s my best friend, my Confidant & my Hero.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

You mean the world to me.

I am who I am today, because you chose to let God work in your life

& make you into an incredible woman & mother.

I love you!

love satin

 

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  1. Barbie on May 11, 2014 at 2:27 AM

    What a beautiful tribute to your beautiful mama!

  2. Aunt jeanie on May 11, 2014 at 4:16 AM

    Sweetheart, this is so such a special tribute to your mother and my sister. I love you for so many reasons but admire you for the special love you give to your mother , my sister

  3. Mary on May 11, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    I humbly accept your tribute, but it is to the Lord Jesus that I give all the praise and glory as He molds and makes me into a vessel that He can use. i love you sweet daughter and best friend. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Satin is a writer, wife and stepmom encouraging others through the hard days, bringing the Scriptures alive through life-application and drawing them closer to Jesus.

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