Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I'm so blessed in that I have had really great mothers surrounding me.

 photo by my sister, Chloe
My mom who cheerfully raised 7 children and was a wonderful example to us! As I saw when I visited her recently she has a young spirit getting out on the dance floor and being a blessing to those around her. I hope to be just like her when I grow up.

Her mother who has always served as an example of a wonderful Christian woman. Something that I love about her recently: After over 60 years of marriage and the same hair style all those years, when my grandpa wondered if she might consider changing her hair, she did.

Tom's mom, JoAnne, raised the man I love. I'm so grateful to her for that. And now she is looking after our oldest three kids as they attend college. This picture is fun because this is a typical evening scene as the kids help Grandma get dinner on the table and fill her in on their day.

(please forgive my son's cheesy grin--he can't help himself)

Her  mom, Mary, worked as a missionary for over 30 years. She has such a sweet spirit and I love the fact that she remarried at the 'young' age of 76. She is so happy in her life with her new husband. 

Tom's paternal grandmother came to live with his parents just before we moved to Africa. Every time I would come back from overseas I would look forward to visiting with her and chatting. She once told me that I was her kind of people. That touched me beyond words. Sadly, she passed away a couple years ago and I miss her.

Please take time today to honor the mother(s) in your life. Here is a good read I came across on the web today. It was posted by Wendy at Faith's Firm Foundation and was written by her husband.


  1. GrammaMackMay 09, 2010

    Happy Mother's Day, Amy. You are blessed!

  2. I hope you had a great mothers day! Its so cool that you are in Zambia. My best friend is from Zambia. In fact she used to work in an orphanage there too. Stopping by from SITS!


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