Friday, May 8, 2009

The Moms In My Family

I thought it was fitting to honor those women in my family who are moms, those women who have in someway shaped how I view motherhood. I pray that these women will know how much I respect, honor, look up to, and how grateful I am to have them in my life. From each one of these precious ladies I have seen at least one quality in their mothering that I would like to emulate...

CREATIVITY = My sister in law Tami
I could tell you all about how she creates fun projects for her children or how she thinks of creative ways to celebrate holidays but it would take to long and you can see for yourself on her blog..muddlinthrumotherhood!

ORGANIZATION = My sister in law Cara
Cara has two boys and keeps her home well run. You always know where to find something in her pantry because it is all labeled....I love it! She also can tackle a painting project in just a few days most of the time by herself (she usually does it when her husband is out of town :) )

ENDURANCE = My sister Suzanne
Suzanne has five children...enough said. I love my big sis and her endurance & patience shows up in the lives of her children. They are intelligent, outgoing, well mannered & just all around good kids. (And no I'm not just saying that because they are my nephews & niece !)

GENTLENESS = My sister in law Tracy
Tracy's word are gentle & kind...her gentle spirit is one that overflows from her love of her God!
SIMPLICITY = Brent's grandmother Clara (or as she is known by us MaMa)
MaMa has always lived a simple life, even in her thinking (which is a good thing). You love God, take care of your family, and don't fuss over a bunch of stuff.

FUN = My mother in law Brenda
As long as I have known Brenda and from what my husband tells me from his childhood, this woman likes to have fun!! She likes to go hiking, visit new and different places, likes to play games and in general is not afraid to have a good time and laugh a lot!

...and last but not least

FAITHFUL = My mom Marian (yes we share the same name)
She is faithful to her God, her husband, her family & her friends. She exudes Christ likeness and has taught me so many things about being a mom. I could go on and on about her but I already dedicated a whole post to her so if you would like to see how great my mom is feel free to go here and read about her!!
Thank you ladies for being an influence in my life. You may not have even known it but I wanted you to know that I love you and am thankful for you!

And a note to those in my family who have yet to become mothers...I honor you and pray for you that God will grant you the desire of heart in His due time! His ways are far above ours so trust His timing!!

"Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all"
Prov. 31


  1. and now you join those Moms who leave a Godly heritige for the next generation to see the the love of CHRIST and His compassion and gentlness and mercy revealed through your life as your precious daughter Tess grows up. Happy mothers day Lil BIT!we love you.And enjoy that pool. Grammie from maine

  2. Thanks MArian...I do like my label maker!!! I hope you have a VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! Give Tess a hug from me! :)

  3. Sweet post, Marian. What a nice tribute to the women in your life. Happy Mother's Day to you!