Wednesday, April 14, 2010

this is my mom. these are her hands.

when i'm feeling down, stressed, sad, frustrated, overwhelmed, depressed, lonely, or negative, i call my mom.
she is a great lady, this mom of mine.
she tells me, "you can do this!" in a way that makes me believe it.
she says, "i'm so proud of you!"
when i'm feeling like i have such a long way to go, she says, "look how far you've come."
when i tell her that hubby and i are having an argument, she never picks sides.
i know she always has my back.
her prayers are something mighty to behold. they are a force to be reckoned with, and that makes her the most powerful woman i know. luckily she uses her powers for good.
she is cheerful. she is a dang hard worker. she is an amazing gardener and mind-blowing quilter. she makes the best bread and rolls (among other things)i've ever tasted. but the thing she is best at is mothering. in all senses of that word.

y'know how people always say that girls grow up to be just like their mothers?
i can only wish.


Frances said...

what a sweet post, thanks!

NatalieT said...

Relatives use to comment on me being a momma's girl for wanting to live so close to my parents. I openly acknowledge it. I love moms!!

Stella said...

You are very lucky. I don't have that relationship with my mom, but I always wish I did. I hope to have that with my kids (when I have them).

Janae -- Thoughts in Vinyl said...

What a cute post. I love the pictures of her hands, they tell a story all their own.
I love my mom too and am so grateful for the wonderful person she is and for her strength to lean on.