Zulily inspired this post with their "My Mom Is" celebration.
A little over 16 months ago my husband was in a near fatal car accident. I was beside myself. I had to spend about fifteen to twenty hours a day at the hospital because even though my husband was in ICU where one nurse only has two patients, John needed more help than that. She again cared for my son; she made sure he got the love he needed when I was unable to be home with him. Mom cleaned my house, fed the dogs, drove with me to the hospital, and let me cry on her shoulder. Again she started a prayer chain. Those prayers changed the status of my husband's life. I don't know how I would have done it without her!
When I was a little girl and someone would come over, she'd make sure to pray for them before they left. If someone was sick, she'd pray, if someone was moving, she'd pray, if an ambulance was driving past us with the siren on,... you guessed it! She'd pray! It use to seem silly to me at times then, but I am so grateful for her heart for others. She taught me the value of prayer, and that prayer is not some mysterious thing, but that God loves us and wants us to talk to Him about anything! I try to instill that in my son today.
I wanted to write about how Mom is hilarious. She and I laugh so hard that we can't breath. I wanted to tell you that Mom always makes up silly songs for everyone she loves- even our animals. My brother said to her when he was a teen, "When I have kids, you can't make a song for them." Of course, she did anyway. I wanted to tell you about her caring spirit. There is a lady she and her husband know who is 89 years old. She just got out of the hospital. Mom and Bob didn't want her staying by herself, so they brought her to their house to recouperate. I wanted to tell you how she loves with a passion. BUT, when it comes down to it, my Mom IS a praying woman. That is what her legacy will be. I am so blessed to have her for MY MOM.
Thanks, Mom, for praying for me. Happy Mother's Day.