Wednesday, May 5, 2010

In Memory Of…




Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

(Prov 31:30)

With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, I thought I’d take a minute to honor my wonderful mother.

I was only a young mom with 4 children when the Lord called her home.

Although its been many years since then, there hardly isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t think of her or remember some of the many things she taught me.

Even when I cook one of her special dishes my sisters will often say, “That tastes just like mom’s.”

Ladies whether we realize it or not, we are instilling so much into the lives of our children every day.  What an awesome and tremendous privilege we have been given.

Use your time wisely.  Live your life in the fear of the Lord, and remember – someone is watching.

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With love to all you!

Lord I lift up all the mothers out there that are serving You and their families daily.  I pray that You would pour out Your blessings upon all of our lives.  Guide us each day and teach us how to be women that understand what it means to fear and serve You.  May our children rise up and call us blessed.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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Denise said...

Such a precious tribute to your beautiful mom, bless you.

Martianne said...

Such a sweet and special post! May your mom be readiant in heaven now as you and your family remember her with so much love!

Ozjane said...

That verse is so precious and so is the photo and your reflection.
We only have one journey as a daughter and it is a special one.

Laurie said...

Such beautiful words of wisdom from our Lord and in your loving tribute to your mother. Thank you for reminding us of our God-given blessings of being moms and grandparents.
In joy,

3 Blessings said...

Such a beautiful post. I love that verse and what a way to honor your mother.

Missie said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Barbara said...

Great tribute to your mama, yes we have an awesome responibility to raise our childen in the love and admonition of the lord, and maybe one day our children will rise up and call us blessed. Happy Mother's day to all you moms, God bless you and may he give you wisdom in raising your children.
Hugs Barbara

GlowinGirl said...

I love these thoughts about your mom. And you are so right, we need to use our time wisely. We don't know how much we have, and I know I want to make it count!

Happy Mother's Day to you.

Nicholson Photography said...

BEAUTIFUL children!
BEAUTIFUL grandchildren!

partialemptynester said...

Aww, love it!

Anonymous said...

This was so sweet! I wish I could've known your mom. She was one very special lady!

Looking forward to this weekend!

Love, Kristin

Karen said...

Such a sweet tribute...your words truly touched my heart....

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Beautiful post reminding of us truly beautiful women!

Carrie said...

This is beautiful, Susan! You are truly rising up and calling her blessed!!!

I know Mother's Day can be bittersweet for so many ... I pray that yours is blessed as you remember your mother!!

lori said...

You my friend are one of the most beautiful moms I know! What a beautiful mom you were blesses to have!

Happy Mother's Day!! Let those boys spoil you!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A good word, my friend. I want my children to have an "in memory of..." moment in their futures when they can look back and reflect upon the treasure of our time together. I'm working hard on making it all count, Susan. All of it. Even the less lovely moments along the way.


life's journey said...

So cute...Thanks for sharing...Happy WFW!

Michele said...

Happy Mothers Day to you also, I also did my wfw on mothers day. Such a sweet post. Bless you

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Beautifully said Susan! Those of us who have said goodbye to our Mothers for the last time here on earth never forget them! Just looking forward to seeing her again in heaven and it's closer every day we live!

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! Mississippi

One Heart said...

Thank you for sharing this, Susan, and thank you for stopping by my place. This verse and these thoughts are all so very true and a special reminder this week and always.

Love and blessings!

Mary said...

Absolutely lovely Susan! Isn't it amazing how the years go by, yet the memory of the righteous stands strong.

I'm so thankful for my mom. I tell her that I want to be like her when I grow up. She's 89 yrs old and such a woman of grace.
Blessings to you!

Peggy said...

Blessings sweet Susan and Happy Mother's Day! A well chosen tribute to a wonderful woman...your mom and the reflection you are of her! Beautiful Word! Beautiful tribute & love to honor...moms! Thanks for the beautiful prayer and wisdom! Though not a biological mom, my heart is always for the children I had the privilege to touch their lives in my classroom, and in my home... through adoption of two & many foster kids. My arms have been empty for quite some time but my heart is always full as I think of my mom & other moms like you, who are true blessings from God!

Love & hugs,

AnooCre8ion said...

What a beautiful post and a lovely tribute. Thank you for sharing.

Happy Mother's day in advance to you.


Alicia said...

Susan, this was just beautiful! I love how you write!! Being a mother is the best gift!

Pia said...

this is so sweet, susan. happy mothers day to you too. God bless.

Cathy said...

A sweet tribute to your mother, Susan, and a wonderful verse ~ Blessings ~

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Susan, this is just beautiful! What great reminders.

Happy Mother's Day, sweet friend!

luvmy4sons said...

Blessings to you this Mother's Day.

Kaye Swain said...

AMEN and AMEN!!! Whenever I am involved in activities for grandparents and grandchildren, I'm always looking for ways to plant "spiritual seeds" in the hearts of my grandkids. That's the best activity of all! What a wonderful legacy your mom has left in you and your family. :) Have a blessed weekend.

Cindi Campbell said...

That was beautiful Susan. And yes, I think of my mom everyday and can't wait till I can see her and hear her voice again. Sometimes I wish I could get in the car and go to her house. It's a strange feeling. Mom's are special.
Happy Mother's Day to you !

Amydeanne said...

great tribute Susan. Happy Mother's day to you too!

Wanda said...

Lovely tribute to your mom. Happy Mother's day to you. Thanks for stopping by my place.

Lynn said...

You're always in my thoughts and prayers!
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
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Ladynred said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. The verse is just as beautiful. Happy Mother's day!

Amy S. said...


I just love this post!
Happy Mothers Day to you my friend!

Love and Hugs!

Have a wonderful day with your family!

Anonymous said...

What a special post about your mama! It brought tears to my eyes! Love, Sherri

Lynn said...

Ephesians 3:14-19 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
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Sherry said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom!

Happy Mother's Day!

LisaShaw said...

Beautiful sharing of your precious Mom. A tribute of grace and love.

Happy Mother's Day dear one! Love you.

Lynn said...

Know tomorrow will be so bittersweet for you...saying extra prayers right now!
Ephesians 3:20-21 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
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The Paper Mama said...

What a sweet tribute. Happy mama's day!

Lelia Chealey said...

This was a beautiful post Susan. And so true.
Love you,

Lynn said...

Hope those boys of yours treated their mama right today!
Always praying in Seattle!
Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
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