"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day to my Mom

Dear Pat,

I'm sure it wasn't easy to become an instant mother to an 8 yr. old : )

I remember...

~eating the dough when you baked

~listening to Shirley Temple records

~roller skating door to door to hang advertisements for Dad's stores

~going to plays on Mt. Helix

~cookie pizza!

~the paper maiche Snoopy head you made for my costume in the Christmas play

~the Easter dress and hat you made for me

~all the slumber parties

~Thomas Brother's maps being your second favorite book in the world : )

~Shaklee and make up lessons

Thank you for....

~having my colors done

~teaching me to drive when I couldn't get the hang of it from Dad or Grandpa : )

~letting us talk you into lots of trips to the beach

~rides everywhere! Unlike my friends parents, I always knew that you wouldn't mind giving me a ride to any Bible study or teen devotional I wanted to go to

~for charging up your credit card for all those clothes for going off to college and all the help getting ready to go

~for sending cute decorations when my dorm room looked so gloomy

~for listening to me talk nonstop every night when M. broke my heart. (you must have been bored stiff but I couldn't tell) Your listening ear, helped heal my heart and then God brought me the man of my dreams!

~for loving my hubby

~for being a sweet and loving 'Gramma' to my kiddos.

~And most of all for showing me your absolute love for the Word of God. I never doubted that it sustained you and was the most important thing in your life. I'm so thankful to have had that example.

Happy Mother's Day!
I love you,


1 comment:

toni said...

Aw, Becky. I know this was written from a very emotional place within your heart. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you as you consider all the memories that helped you become the wonderful momma you are today.