I am so thankful for my mom.Everyone here kept saying, "She looks so young, you look like sisters."
My mom had me when she was twenty, so she is still young! I have always loved her youngness. I remember her doing cartwheels with us kids in the backyard when we were little. She took us to the amusement park and rode every roller coaster with us, (she was our #4.)
I remember my mom working hard to help my dad in the church. For many years we spent every Saturday "setting up church" in libraries, schools, daycares or our home, and every Sunday night, tearing it down. I remember us doing Joy Club parades through our neighborhood, inviting kids to Joy Club.
I remember my mom always reminding me that beauty is vain and fleeting, but that the heart that fears the Lord will endure. Imperishable beauty comes from within. It is a gentle and quiet spirit. She is always good to remind me that I can still be me, talkative and sometimes loud, and still have this spirit that God desires.
I remember my mom saying I should treat my brother and sister better because they will be the best friends I will ever have. Today, my mom and sister are my closest friends, right behind James!
When I look at my mom, I see grace and wisdom. A woman who loves God with all of her heart. A woman who is constantly praying and working to share that relationship with others.
My mom is proud of me...
Can any other words be of more encouragement?
Keep joyfully changing diapers, cleaning house, "setting up church", teaching your children and loving your husband, to the glory of GOD.
IT IS NOT IN VAIN.