Monday, August 18, 2008

The wind beneth my wings....


This last Friday, Aug 15'th was my mother's 50'th birthday!
I wanted to take this time to recognise my mother for the wonderful woman that she is! I would have to say, I truly believe that I ended up with the BEST mother in the entire world!!! I feel so blessed by the lord for the fact that he gave her to me! My mom truly is an angel from heaven above! I seriously do not know one person that does not love and respect her! She is one of the least selfish people I have ever had the opportunity to know, she is always looking for the things she can do for others and hardly ever thinks about herself! She has one of the strongest testimony's I have ever heard and felt! She is so strong in her beliefs and dedicates so much of her personal time to service in the church for her fellow friends, family, and church members. She has always, always been involved in leadership positions in the church which take up a lot of her personal time and energy and she does all that she is asked without complaint and with a big smile on her face. My mom is also highly respected in her job and has an amazing reputation among her work colleagues. She is absolutely adored by all of her children and grandchildren, as well as her wonderful husband! My mom has worked a full time job, had a leadership calling in church, kept a clean home, cooked a homemade meal, attended every athletic event, and been an amazing love and support to all of her children as well as her husband. There are so many times where I ask myself how one person can accomplish so beautifully all of the things she seems to accomplish daily. As busy as she has always been she has always been one of my Very Best Friends! I can talk to her freely about anything and I love that! I love the way that she keeps us (her kids and grand kids) in line, she does not discipline us out of fear or anger, she disciplines us out of respect. I remember one time I did something wrong and my mother said one of the things that has stuck with me forever, she said "Wow, I thought I did a better job at raising my daughter. I suppose I did not do as good of a job as I thought." I just wanted to shout "NO MOM!!!! You are perfect, it is all my fault, I am just totally dumb sometimes, I promise to never ever let you down again, please, please do not blame yourself!" I have always had the most respect in the world for this woman, and I could not ever bare to see her hurt and never ever wanted to let her down. She has done so much for us kids! For a few years of my childhood she was a single mom of my sister and I. She had to work full time to barely make it by. But I remember every single day when she would pick us up from the babysitters she would spend every moment she could with us, making sure she missed nothing! She is the strongest woman I have ever met in my entire life and I try every day to even be half the woman she is! I would be pleased with myself if I could do half the things that she does as a wife, mother, friend, sister, daughter, and more! I am so lucky to have her and I do not ever want to think of living even one day in the world without her. We have a unique bond that I know will never ever be broken. I thank the lord every single day for giving me such a righteous example to pattern my life after! Thank you mom for EVERYTHING you have EVER done for me and for ALL the things you will remain doing for me and my family! You will NEVER understand the depth of love I have for you! I will do my best to make sure you know as much as I can explain in words! I LOVE YOU and Happy Birthday, I am so happy you are only at the half way point!









6 comments:

Heather said...

Awwwww! So sweet! I think she is just as happy with you! I love that pic of her in the kitchen, so cute!

Amanda said...

Mom is going to be touched when she reads this. Very sweet of you my dear. Cute pics. And you're right....you don't look like you at all when you were a baby :)

Kelly said...

Your mom sounds great! What a great tribute post to her!

Anonymous said...

Great post Sarah. It's neat to see the pictures of you and your mom together. Believe me, you should treasure these pictures. They will be the source of a lifetime of memories. Recently, my daughter had a birthday celebration and, unfortunately, our photographer failed to get any pictures of my daughter and me. Heartbroken is an inadequate description of how I feel. You are very lucky!

The Bruer Clan said...

K, your mom ROCKS!! And she is WORKIN it in the pics!! What a WONDERFUL mama you have!! She had some cute DAUGHTERS too! ;) HEE!! HAPPY 50th WOMAN!! (BY the way..she is YOUNG)..my mom is like 66...WOWO!!!

Emily said...

That is a beautiful post about your Mom!