Moms Birthday 2012The 12 Things I Learned From My Mom

1. Just about everybody loves donuts. Our family and friends know about the Donut Lady.

My mom was known as “the donut lady”  because she loved blessing others with her homemade donuts.

2. Life’s circumstances change. Nothing stays the same but you can choose to be happy and content whatever the circumstances.

3. Cherish your spouse. Be grateful for every day
you have with them.

4. Love your children and grandchildren no matter what. They are a gift from Almighty God.

Ryan, Joel and Mom 2012

5. Believe your children are special and, with God’s help, they will make a difference in this world.

6. Let people know that you love them and look for ways to show that you do.

7. Stand on your own two feet and deal with your problems.

8. Don’t take other people for granted.

9. When you feel lead to pray for someone, do it.

10. Be best friends with your siblings. Life is too short to fuss with each other.

11. Be a good grandma and think your grandchildren are the smartest, sweetest, cuddliest kids in the whole world, because they are.

12. Freely share your faith in Jesus Christ with others and lead others to Him.

This is another Mother’s Day without my mom. She went to be with her Lord Jesus September 16, 2013, and I miss her terribly. She lived in Minnesota and I live in Texas so we didn’t get to see each other very often, but, oh, I loved her so much. So this is another year of not sending the extra special Mother’s Day card that I found just for her; of not sending her a bright, colorful flower arrangement of carnations because those were her favorite, and another year of not hearing her sweet, sweet voice on the phone.

I love you, Mom, and I am forever grateful for your love, your compassion, and your strength. red-carnations-72691_1280

Proverbs 31: 28-30 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

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