Today is my dear Mama's birthday. She had me when she was about 7 years old, so she's a mere 42 today.
She's a wonderful woman, a great mother, and an even better grandmother. I'm very pleased and thankful to have her in my life. She loves God with an indescribable passion, she grows some beautiful flowers, and she makes the best tuna fish salad around. When I was a child (up through college), she made all my special occasion clothes, and they were absolutely gorgeous. She modeled so many things for me--at this point, the biggest one is homemaking with a passion. A passion for your family. For making the everyday into the special. For treating your family better than you treat company. And, yep, that often means breaking out the good china for a 3 year old's birthday or "wasting" an entire day talking to your adult daughter.
She taught me that some things are worth fighting for. And some things aren't. And, you really, really have to lean on God to know the difference.
She showed me what it meant to spend hours crying out to the Lord. And hours seeking the wisdom of God. And hours soaking in His goodness. She mostly showed me that the Christian walk was worth it, and it was worth investing your life in the unseen.
I am so thankful that God gave me just the right mom.
Happy birthday! I love you.