Proverbs 31 tells us “A woman of noble character, who can find, she is worth far more than rubies…
My mother is that kind of woman. She:
planned and carried out personalized, theme birthday parties, complete with homemade designer cakes
Sewed most of my clothes (some of which I actually liked) including 3 squads of Cheerleading uniforms and bridesmaid dresses for my wedding that she made after cutting her own patters from sketches she made
If they awarded frequent driver miles – for driving me to school, practices, games, lessons, the pool and friends houses, she would have earned several trips around the world
And has probably spent years just waiting on me, at piano lessons, sports games, doctor’s offices, cheerleading practices and more
She stayed up all night with me typing a high school term paper
She was a Girl Scout leader who camped and cooked and worked on merit badges with us
My mother is a wonderful friend to other women. She modeled for me, the kind of friend I want to be. She showed me the importance of women sharing together, encouraging one another, doing ‘life’ together.
She taught me that motherhood is a profession…and an honorable one.
She showed me the value of giving to others out of the goodness and bounty which God has given us, and the value of volunteering to benefit even those you don’t know, to build community.
She showed me the values of loving God, loving my country, and loving my family.
I am very proud of her, and thank God for her, and miss her a lot these last six Mother’s Days without her.