Sunday, May 10, 2009

You have constantly modeled for me....

To my mother-in-law, living her first mother's day without one of her sons, supporting her daughter-in-law without her spouse:

You have constantly modeled for me....

Integrity.
How to redirect a mischievous toddler.
Honesty.
Intelligence.
That a good book is worth sharing and discussing.
That taking a wrong turn simply means a more scenic route.
Life is what you make of it.
Choosing a negative reaction to a circumstance takes a LOT more energy than a positive reaction.
The satisfaction of a job done right.
Being your child's role model and parent is WAY more important than being their friend.
There is a lot of world to explore and experience.

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To my mom living this first mother's day without her son in law and supporting her daughter without her spouse:

You have constantly modeled for me.....

The importance of being consistent.
How to be a gracious hostess.
The reward of being a servant.
Time means way more than things.
The best eggs are made over easy in bacon grease.
Family comes first.
Letting a child win is way more fun than winning.
Planning ahead makes life much easier.
Hard work is admirable and necessary.
Cook for your visitors. They will keep visiting when you make them feel welcome.
No one is too good for any activity or above any other person.


I love you both on this painful "first" milestone for you. Thank you for being who you are to my kids. Thank you for being who you are to me. Thank you for being who you are.

KEEP BELIEVING

14 comments:

  1. peepaw/peepsMay 10, 2009

    Angie:

    Wonderful words of wisdom. I hope all 3 of you ladies have a blessed Mother's Day and may your hearts glow with the memories of a man who touched your lives and made the world a better place. Keep Believing.
    Peace
    Paul

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  2. May God be gracious to you and the women in your family this day and bless you and make His face shine upon you...

    Your such a blessing Angie..

    ((hugs))
    Angela

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  3. AnonymousMay 10, 2009

    What wonderful insight for all of us to live by! Happy Mother's Day to a very special, deserving Mom...enjoy your boys today.

    Lin

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  4. Happy Mothers day to you Angie on your first mothers day with out Brian! Im sitting alone with eric in NM feeling sorry formyself, and your post just reminded me to change my attitude!

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  5. Happy Mother's Day to you Angie! Your post is beautiful....missing you!

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  6. Happy Mother's Day Angie!

    Beautiful post, as ever.

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  7. This is wonderful. Someday a daughter-in-law will have similar things to say about you. I know this is a tough day for all of you. Thinking of you.

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  8. Happy Mother's Day Angie. I can't imagine all of the emotions you are feeling today. I hope you can find happiness looking into the faces of your boys and know that you are an amazing mom.

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  9. Happy Mother's Day to you, your mother and mother in law. May you all feel God's Love surrounding you.

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  10. Happy Mother's Day to you! Your two boys are so blessed to have you as their mom. You are not just a strong, independent, determined women but you a cool to be around! I know I am a dork. have a good one.

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  11. AnonymousMay 10, 2009

    What a touching post Angie. I thought about you often today and prayed that God would fill your emptiness today. Grant and Gavin and so blessed to have you.

    Ashley

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  12. Happy Mother's Day! You are one special mom!

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  13. I'm so glad your family has these two wonderful women in it.

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