Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Mom...

My Mom is one of the most influential people in my life. In fact, I think it's safe to say she is the most influential person in my life.

She raised 4 children who all love Jesus Christ. If you asked her how that happened, she would probably laugh and say "It took a LOT of prayer!"

She home-schooled every single one of us kids, all the way through high school.

Every time I am discouraged, she reminds me of how much God loves me, how much she loves me.

She bakes bread from scratch every week, even grinding her own flour. Seriously, Martha Stewart would be tongue-tied around my mom.

She can speak with many accents- Scottish, English, Brooklyn, Southern, you name it- She could fool the natives!

She has the most incredible singing voice, and she is the one who taught me to love singing.

My Mom will feed anyone who walks through her door. I think she even tried to feed the mailman once.

She has kept Starbucks in business all these years with her (almost) daily 2-pump-vanilla-caramel-macchiato.

She doesn't like our dog, Sami, very much and has been known to chase her with a vacuum once in a while (I didn't say she was perfect!).

She always decorated our house and made it such a warm, lovely, comfortable place to grow up.

My Mom taught me that laughter is important, and being able to laugh at yourself is absolutely vital.

Today is my Mom's birthday.
Because I love her so much, I won't even put her age here.

(I will say, it is a significant birthday and everyone is always shocked when they hear that she is no longer in her 30s. Once a sales guy at Barnes and Noble hit on my mom- he thought she was my sister. No joke.)

Mom, I love you.

Thank you for being such a Godly woman, for teaching us to love life and to love God with all of our hearts. You are truly remarkable in every way.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.


  1. Mikalah, your amazing mother sounds like my amazing Auntie! :):)

  2. You are blessed! I wish I had a relationship like that with my mom :( Count your blessings!

  3. Anonymous- Thanks for the kind words! I appreciate her so much and recognize that many people don't have that kind of relationship. It just makes me all the more thankful!



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