I remember my mom making sandwiches for the men who dad was working with on stormy nights at the electric company to restore electricity for the families whose houses were hit with lightning.
I remember the fun slumber parties my mom planned for my birthdays. She let me invite as many friends as I wanted to. Mom let us invite one friend our age to the other sister’s slumber parties, too. That was cool.
I remember the most beautiful birthday cakes ever made were the ones my mom made for us on our birthdays…. The kind someone would pay lots of money for, but my mom’s tasted better than ANY store could make.
I remember my mom making beautiful wedding cakes.
I remember telling lot of kids that I was going to have a party and to get off the bus at my house, and they did. My mom didn’t even get mad at me for that. I don’t remember how she got them all home.
I remember mom driving the camper and picking up ALL the friends I wanted to invite to Vacation Bible School, and never complaining about it or making me feel that it was an inconvenience.
Mom makes the very best grandma bread ever. Everyone loves her homemade bread.
My mom made sure we went to church, even on vacations, and that showed me how important church should be.
My mom chose the names for our streets on the corner where we built a house when I was a kid. That was pretty cool.
My mom makes the very best tasting food and makes it look very beautiful. Somehow my macaroni and cheese or deviled eggs just don’t measure up in taste or beauty.
I remember my mom giving up her bed to let company sleep there while mom and dad took a less comfortable place to sleep.
I remember knowing that if I told mom something, that I better expect that she’d tell dad because they had no secrets, and that felt secure.
I remember that mom let us play in the basement and color in coloring books.
My mom taught me hospitality. If someone needs a place to rest, clothes, food, my mom was there for them. I was hungry and… Matthew 25:34-36
Mother’s Day 2010
(From my sweet husband to my mom)
Why my mother-in-law is the greatest
My mother-in-law is the greatest because she is always helping others.
My mother-in-law is the greatest because she makes the best bread in the whole world.
My mother-in-law is the greatest because she always makes me feel welcome.
My mother-in-law is the greatest because she gives the greatest Christmas gifts.
My mother-in-law is the greatest because she has never judged me for my past.
My mother-in-law is the greatest because she had and raised the perfect wife for me.