Saturday, November 3, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!



I want to wish my mother a very happy birthday! I know that I am blessed to be her daughter. Mom is a devout Christian that loves life to the fullest. She celebrates her 65th birthday this year and constantly surprises me with her enthusiasm about trying new things. She loves adventure, and her excitement is contagious.

Mom showed me that a good marriage is a valuable treasure. She and my dad were so much in love. She always had time to sit on a porch swing, drink a glass of tea, and discuss any problem I might have. I realize now how many values were transferred during these chats. She loves to laugh, and is the life of the party. She enjoys decorating and even changes her kitchen curtains to match the season. She is a good seamstress, sewing more things than I could count--this includes all of the bridesmaid dresses for my sisters and me when we got married. (We three sisters got married within 10 months time.) Because Mom always wanted to oil paint, she took classes and learned how. I have a beautiful picture in my house that reminds me to develop my God-given talents. She is currently taking college classes working on a degree. I have so many good memories of my mom and continue to make them on a daily basis. Although we are miles apart, we talk almost every day on the phone. Mom is also a wonderful mamaw to my children; our kids always look forward to seeing her.

I have watched Mom go through many difficult struggles, including the death of my father. Years after my dad's death, God allowed Mom to love again by bringing another godly man into her life. I have come to believe that she is one strong woman. Mom, I want to say, "I love you, and thank God that He allowed you to be my mother."

6 comments:

Chris & Esther Hilling said...
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Chris & Esther Hilling said...

Ditto! God has sure blessed us, hasn't He.
Esther

H.O.P.E. said...

Sherilyn that is a beautiful writting about your Mother. I am sure your Mother thought so too. To honor your Mother as you did is a blessing to her. Sharing your life with her I am sure means a lot to her too. And excepting that she remarried after your Father's passing is a blessing too. There are times in our lives that we sometimes don't stop and realize how good we had it or maybe we did and then we want to say " Thank You, Jesus" it is an honor to know you the little that I do, Sherilyn May God Bless You, in all that you do. Thank you for sharing this beautiful writting. I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR MOTHER, you are blessed to have a daughter like Sherilyn. Love & Prayers, Eileen

Ronda said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Mother...hope that she had a special day! She sounds like an awesome lady...I am sure she has enjoyed having you for a daughter...You seem like such a special person! I also thank God for my Mother...she is precious to me and one of my best friends. I don't want to take that for granted! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your Mom!

Eileen said...

I was just on Kayla's M. blog and she was talking about Harold playing ball. I saw your comment. You said you were freezing, girl if you saw my blog gramgram I told how I walked outside to take a picture and it was down right COLD out there. I had to share that with you. Ruth Jackson's Mom here in Michigan. I believe it was 30s maybe the 40s. I do enjoy looking at your blog too. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly S said...

Well said! We love Aunt Sue too! She reminds me a lot of my own mother. She always has a hug and smile for everyone. This was a very nice tribute to her. And, I might add that you have inherited a lot of her characteristics. All those things you said about her, could also describe you too.