Category Archives: Mother’s day

MY HERO, MY MOM

My mom was my hero.  I gave her a run for her money and probably was the cause of her prematurely greying hair, but that didn’t deter her from pushing forward in life.  She didn’t hesitate to color those grey tresses well … Continue reading

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THROUGH OUR CHILDREN’S EYES

When children are young, they look to their parents as super heroes – men and women of steel – those who can make all their boo-boos better and dry their tears when they are hurting.  When they get older, the … Continue reading

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MOTHERS WHO INFLUENCED MY LIFE

These are two of my children – my oldest and my youngest – both mothers now.  My first born, Amy, is pictured on the right.  She was my guinea pig so to speak.  I guess our first child is always … Continue reading

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MOTHERS WHO INFLUENCED MY LIFE

My mother in law had a great influence on me, because she gave birth to the man I would marry.  She was a stately woman. When she was only 51, her husband passed away in the night laying beside her … Continue reading

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MOTHERS WHO INFLUENCED MY LIFE

She entered my life just after I turned five – a most traumatic experience for one of the most spoiled children in the world. After all, I was the first grandchild on both sides of the family tree.  I had … Continue reading

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MOTHERS WHO INFLUENCED MY LIFE

The second in a series about mothers who shaped my life. My paternal grandmother was a city lady. She was a beautiful woman with black hair and the darkest black eyes I’ve ever seen. She lived with our family when … Continue reading

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MOTHERS WHO INFLUENCED MY LIFE

My mother’s mom was the wife of a farmer. I knew she had dreams of a big city life and whenever she had the chance she showed her ability to make people laughy with her entertaining antics. She was a … Continue reading

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THE KIDS WHO CALL ME MOM

My children Joy, Amy & Bob I have been blessed by God with three wonderful kids.  Each of them is unique in their own special way.  This picture was taken several years ago.  Hair color has changed somewhat, time has … Continue reading

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DAYS IN THE LIFE OF A MOTHER

Every mom has a few funny stories she drags up once in a while to amuse her friends or remind her kids of how much fun it is to parent.  Our kids usually aren’t amused at the retelling, but that … Continue reading

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MOTHER OF MANY

“He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.”  Benjamin Franklin Well, Benjamin Franklin only had three children that … Continue reading

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SUPER MOM

The role of mother has changed over time.  The book of Proverbs describes what a mother should be – a virtuous woman who loves, teaches, guides, disciplines and gives her children the tools to get through life.  She should be … Continue reading

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I WANT MY MOMMIE!

Don’t you just love it when there’s a little voice trailing behind you saying, “Mom – mom, mommie, mother, ma, mom, mom, mom?  Little ones are constant sources of questions, needs, demands and wants.  “I want a cookie,” “I want a new … Continue reading

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ALWAYS A MOTHER

  Yesterday, my friend Lynn Abbott at inkandimage sent me a comment that inspired me to write this post today. When we think of mothers, we tend to visualize women with small children – struggling to get through sleepless nights, no time for themselves, laundry … Continue reading

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SUPER HEROES GOT NOTHING ON MOMS!

The media sometimes ends it news with one of those super hero stories to make us feel better after hearing all the garbage that fills our world.  We’re hopeful that someone will come and make things better.  We need someone to … Continue reading

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THE INNER WORKINGS OF A MOM

Maybe it’s something to do with my past or my fear of failure that’s driven me to be a worrier.  Maybe it’s something common only to women – especially when they become mothers.  Maybe it’s a combination of both these … Continue reading

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HOW DO YOU STACK UP?

Having just returned from our grandson’s graduation celebration, we were happy to discover he already has a “job.”  It’s just a taste of what he will do in his lifetime, but nonetheless he will be learning some great skills and gaining … Continue reading

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EVEN WHEN I’M OLD AND GREY

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©  “God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.  Now also when I am old and grey headed, O God, forsake me not; until … Continue reading

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

 

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THANK GOD FOR MY DAUGHTERS

                                       AMY                                                             JOY Mothers who have had a profound impact on my life include my beautiful daughters.  When I became pregnant with our first, the doctor had me convinced I was going to have a boy.  There were no ultrasounds then, … Continue reading

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AM I A SECOND GUESSER?

Yesterday Brandon Adams at https://brandonjadams.com, wrote a great post about mothers that prompted me to respond.  My motherhood journey was much like the one he spoke about in “To The Mother Who Second Guesses Herself.” It seems from the day … Continue reading

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