The LDS church has recently put up a new facebook trend #ItWasHer for this upcoming Mother’s Day. Here is my little spur-of-the-moment tribute to my one & only, MOM 🙂
She taught us about family. The ones that have been here before us, who are here & who will be. The importance of understanding & loving them all.
It was mom who loved singing in storms & fighting fires.
She served with everything she had.
She sacrificed, loved & cried.
She read story books, scriptures, & told stories from her heart.
It was mom who danced with us, at ice cream on Fridays with us.
It was mom who warned us of what would happen when dad came home.
She is the one who shared her passion of reading. She passed that legacy to her children.
She never bought Halloween costumes.
We caught toads.
Counted train cars as it went by.
Washed our hair in the rain.
It was mom who stood for what was right & showed us the meaning of integrity.
She taught us that there is no place like home. And home is where you make it.
We created cities of boxes. Traveled the world in our back yard.
She is an example of covenant making & covenant keeping.
She taught us to choose the right. … And when in a Chinese restaurant, chooses the Rice!
It was mom who dreamed big & said we can do ANYTHING if we wanted to.
It was mom who loved people & animals. She showed compassion & mercy.
Our friends came to her. The door was always open. She was their mom too.
She is my mom, forever.
Love You Forever, Mom!
If you are looking for a flathead screwdriver you will find a phillips head…..and, visa versa.
This life is full of surprises, twists & turns, & disappointments. I’ve had some in my own life. When I was small, my parents divorced. I wanted so badly for them to be together & for everyone to be happy. But that wasn’t possible, at least, not the way I saw it happening. The Lord sees things in a different light. His perfect knowledge & love may seem to be absent at times, but it is constantly & consistently there . His hand is in everything, it is such an incredible thing that at times I hardly notice it. It isn’t until I learn to step back & look at the broad spectrum of things, that I can realize: I wasn’t in charge. I wasn’t alone. And I can always count on the Lord when I feel like it’s all up to me.
Today, I have that peace & happiness, which was the root of desire when I was little. My family is now the way the Lord wanted it to be. It isn’t perfect, but they are my family. They are all incredible & have such unique personalities, I wouldn’t want it any other way.
We all struggle with wanting to change situation, a person, or a gift into something that we believe will make it better, less frustrating or more desirable. I was thought what I was asking God was a good thing, but He had something better in mind. I needed to learn to desire what God desires & as that happens, peace comes.
For my are not thoughts, neither are your my , saith the Lord. – Isaiah 55:8