Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Things I learned from my Mother

I'm posting about Mother's Day early.
For a couple of reasons:
We are heading out of town this weekend so I won't be able to blog on Sunday.
And, well it's my blog and I can if I want . :)

I've been thinking about things my Mother has taught me over the years and frankly it's way to much to put into one blog post so I'll just highlight somethings.

1) My Mom taught me that no matter what kind of family you were born into, what kind of circumstances you find yourself  in-you can overcome.
My Grandmother was a hard working, loving single mother. Those were some hard times my Mom and her siblings endured. But, my momma overcame with Grace -because of Grace she would say!

2) Hard work will pay off.
I don't know anyone who works as hard as my Momma. Not just at her day job, but in every aspect of her life.
From her garden, to sewing projects to helping with the kids. She can work circles around me.

3) Life takes a healthy dose of forgiveness.

4) A Cookie really can make things better sometimes. (Also a new pair of shoes)

5) Manners are an essential part of life.

6) Jesus wants to hear us pray and you can and should tell him anything.

7) People are going to let you down. You've to move on and keep your eyes on Jesus. Also see #3

8) It's fun to stay up late on Fridays and eat popcorn and watch silly movies.

9) Stories at bedtime are so much better with different voices for each character.

10) Saturday mornings are the best time to have pancakes.

11) Your Bible is meant to be used. Marked in, worn down.

12) Oatmeal Scottchies taste so much better if  you use orange extract instead of vanilla.

13) Marriage is a lifelong commitment. Stand by your man. You never talk  negatively about him in public.

14) Party planning is an art.

15) Life is meant to be celebrated.

16) Being tenderhearted doesn't mean you're weak.

17) Loving your family also means serving them.

18) Sometimes you NEED a pedicure.

19) Use the gifts God has given you.

20) Clean your mess up now, it'll only be worse the longer it sits there.

Thanks Mom!  I could write a long time about all the things in life I've learned from you.

What about you? What did you learn from your mom?


Tonya said...

I choose not to answer that question...but I do LOVE oatmeal Scotchies and I am going to have to try them with orange!

Angie said...

I can't tell you how much YUMMIER they are with the orange !!

Gracenotes from Graceville said...

What a wonderful tribute! I learned about sacrificial giving from my mother. She has given up so much for her children. One instance, was in 1989, I was 28 weeks pregnant with our son, John and went into preterm labor. Too early to have him, I was relinquished to bedrest for 8 weeks. How can a mother of a 4 year old and a 2 year old do that? My mom, tried to take a leave of absence from her job, but they would not allow it. So....she quit, withdrew savings from her IRA and spent 3 months living with and caring for us. Sacrificial love and giving, that is what my mom exemplifies. Thanks for letting me share it with you!
Tammy Erow

Angie said...

Tammy, that is just beautiful! What a special memory of your Momma and what a priceless picture of love!

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