When you become a Mother, you decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~ E. Stone
Two Plum Tree Blossom boquets for all of my sweet Bloggy friends who are Mothers.
A Tribute to my Mother
The photo below is of my mom and dad back in the early 1950's.
My mom married my dad just days before her 17th birthday. She remained happily married to my dad
for just about 40 years when my dad died in 1991 of a massive stroke.
She had followed my dad from Oklahoma to the coast of Washington state and then into British Columbia, Canada, where they pastored churches.
The best thing she ever did for her six children was love our dad.
She didn't complain when life dealt her some pretty tough blows. She lost a baby when the baby was only six months old. Our house burnt down in 1969 and she fell and broke her leg while trying to move a couch into the new house that dad had built for us.
My mom was quiet, stable and loving. We knew she loved God first, dad next and us last. We always knew that we were extremely important to her. She knew what it was to sacrife something for us. I remember many times when we were sitting at the table eating a meal, that one of us would want another helping of food and my mom, knowing there weren't any extras, would tell us we could have her portion, because she didn't want it anyway. As I got older I realized that it wasn't because my mom didn't want it, but because she wanted us to have something that we wanted. My goal as I married and had children was to be like my mom. I didn't have the luxury of being a stay at home Mom like she had been, but I did my best to love my children the way she had loved us. My mom died of a brain tumor just three years after my dad passed away. She was only 59 years old. I am very thankful for the mom that God gave me.
A close-up of the Plum Tree blossoms.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!