Saturday, May 13, 2006

Happy Mothers' Day

They come in all shapes and sizes, temperaments and abilities, colors and humors. Most people only get one and if they’re lucky, that one is a keeper. I have to say, though, I by-passed lucky a few decades ago when my little brother’s speech teacher saw something in a widowed father with three kids. The smartest thing Mary could have done probably had something to so with “just say no!” and running as fast as her feet would fly. Instead she opened her heart and loved us all.

That’s my mom—my second mom.

My first mom died of cancer when I was a young teen. I thought that was the end of the mom-thing in my life. God had other plans. And now this retired teacher has been my mom more than twice as long as the one who gave me birth.

Not that is was all moonlight and roses. Anyone who has tried to blend two families knows what I mean. But Mom didn’t run when she had the chance and she didn’t even when things got bad, ugly or rough—and they got all three. She hung in there for the long haul and now she has seen the rewards of a Proverbs 31 Woman—we, her children, call her blessed knowing full well that we are the ones who have been blessed.

My first mother was a rare gem. Lovely, loving, and lovable. Not everyone can say that about their mom. I can say that about both of mine. I am blessed beyond measure and want to publicly thank you, Mom, for not running for the hills, for loving us as your own, for being my mom. I love you! Happy Mothers’ Day.

Abundant blessings!


Jennifer Tiszai said...

And you've passed on that heritage of good mothering to your children . . . and a few of your friends too :)

Happy Mother's Day, Girl!

Malia Spencer said...

Jenny, you've got the mothering thing down cold. I know, because I've benefited from it. :)

Happy Mother's Day Jenny! You deserve a day to be recognized. Oh yeah and sorry, the chocolates will be in the mail this week.

Malia Spencer said...

Hey the blog's got a new look, cool! I like it. Guess your little software guru's been busy on here too. :)