Happy Birthday to my Mother

Today is my Mother’s birthday.  (Happy Birthday, Mama!)  God truly blessed me when He chose me to be her daughter.  She is such an extraordinary person.  I could fill each day’s blog up with her attributes – kind, gentle, giving, savvy, smart, compassionate, loving  – just to name a few.  The best thing about her is that she is a Woman of Faith, a true Christian.  Her beauty shines from within.

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Have you seen the following post from Facebook?  I have seen it several times on my feed.  It claims that just talking to your mother is like getting a hug.  Really?

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Yes, it is true.  I can attest to its validity.  Talking to Mom brightens my day and my mood gets elevated.  We talk multiple times each day.  Do you find the same happens when talking with your mother?  Hopefully you are still blessed with her.

Speaking of talking, the older I get the more I sound like my mother because of the things I say.  I find the things I say could very easily come out of her mouth and probably did years earlier.  As soon as the words leave my mouth I smile. Even a simple “humph” is done with the same inflection.

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Things I have noticed over the years about my sweet mother:

Her skin is soft and beautiful.  I love holding her hand.

She has the most beautiful blue eyes.

My mother always smells good.

She is and always has been a lady.

Family is important to her.

She believes in helping others.

Forgiveness is taught and done.

She is fun.  Her laugh is infectious.

Mom is the glue that holds our family together.

I aspire to be like Mom.  She sets a great example and high bar.  I hope my children and grandchildren will find wisdom in my words and ways as well as seek comfort in me as I do in her.

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Love is shown through everything Mom does.  Nothing is done halfway with her. Whenever I think of the Proverbs 31 woman, my thoughts turn to Mom.  She is always busy doing something for her family, church, or a friend.

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Oh, I’m sure she’s not perfect, but I can find no fault with her.  She is treasured and adored.  I love that she always kisses me goodbye when we leave each other.  Each night we call each other to say “good night, I love you” and each morning to say hello.   A hug to start and end my day!  Just what I need.

I hope your mother is treasured, too.  You by your children, also.  Have you had your hug yet?  I have.  Call your mother or child today and share a “hug”.  It will benefit both of you.

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