Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Because you're my mom, I grew up knowing Jesus.
Because you're my mom, I always felt loved.
Because you're my mom, way before you name appeared on a book or on an arena marquis, I was proud to be your daughter.
Because you're my mom, I have big hair. Big blond hair.
Because you're my mom, the mall is my natural habitat.
Because you're my mom, I love words.
Because you're my mom, I love mercy.
Because you're my mom, I believe God.
Because you're my mom, I know that no pit is so deep that we can't be pulled out and set free. I know that no life is in such disarray that He can't fix it and use it.
Because you're my mom, I like carbs.
Because you're my mom, I root for the underdog.
Because you're my mom, my favorite vacation is to your house.
Because you're my mom, I am blessed beyond measure.


Erin said...

A beautiful tribute to a woman who is truly beautiful inside and out! I echo many of your sentiments except with the entry being, "Because you have allowed God to work through you writing Bible studies. . ."

I recently found your blog, and I love it! You are truly blessed! Happy Mother's Day to you, Amanda!

boomama said...

The big hair and the carbs?

That's a precious heritage right there.

And seriously - I can't imagine that reading these words wouldn't be any mama's dream come true.

AbbyLane said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY Amanda!! What a special thing for you to share your life with us. You are a treasure and a blessing!! :)

..thanks for the has been a good day! :) (And as it turned out I actually DID wear the old gown...I saw several others on my walk over to the stadium so I didn't feel so bad. Lots of people trying to save money I guess!)

Rita Loca said...

Happy mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

Because I'm your mom, I finally had the courage to let God start healing my handicapped heart. You were the first thing that made anything and everything it took worth it to me.

Because I'm your mom, something I dreamed of doing from the time I was a little girl turned out to be even better than I imagined.

Because I'm your mom, I'm a grandmom of a grandson...and it doesn't get better than that.

Thank you for being the best firstborn ever.

Tracey said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom!

Happy Mother's Day to you too!

FaceforGrace said...

I recently found your blog, and enjoy reading it daily. And, as if I wasn't already emotional enough! Good Gracious...between your post and the comment from your Mom. Well, my day is complete...

Happy Mother's Day!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

I would really love to jump in here, but I am totally slingin' snot...Are ya'll like the most stinkin' sweet family in the world or what?! Thanks for letting us join in the LoveFest.


Mindy said...

SO sweet!

Deidre said...

Such a sweet post. You truly have a special mom, Amanda, but I believe she has a special daughter in you.

I love your blog!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

That's beautiful, Amanda.

I looked up the definition of the word "heritage" today. (Because I like words too.) One definition said: the characteristics, traits and monetary gains of a family passed from one generation to the next.

Godly parents are a true heritage!

And the love of carbs? I believe that's called a legacy.

PandaMom said...

I am so stealing this cute journaling idea from these two posts for a scrapbook! Thanks! ; )

Amy T said...

OK, I thought this post was really sweet and then I read your mom's reply and the tears started flowing. You are both blessed with such love. Enjoy each other. (I know it's late, but Happy Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing your journey with us!)

kari said...

creative! like both posts. happy mother's day to you too!

Angela Baylis said...

All I can say is... You are an amazing family! I SO want my relationship with my children to be as authentic as yours is. Thanks for letting us be a part of your life! You are such a blessing to me when I get to read your blog.

Happy belated Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

Praise Him who gives us such beauty for these ashes.....and for giving ALL OF US a reason to presevere in our blindness and with his courage, mercy and grace to feel our hearts awaken to Him and the Glory of His Presence here on this planet....thank you Amanda and Your Mom for living this for us-how will they know unless someone tells them

Jackie said...

wow..that is SOOO sweet. Your family is a blessing to see... it gives all of us a glimpse of what God can do in a family who is committed to Him. Hope you had a good mother's day... Love, jackie

Sarah said...

precious :)

anita from kansas said...

Thank you for sharing your mom with those of us that did not have such a heritage. You have a lotta sistas!!! You are an amazing Mom with a gorgeous little boy who has the same heritage from you!!! Bless you Bunches!!!

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