Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mom

Today is my mom's birthday, so I took some photos of some old photos I have of us. (I don't have a scanner.) I'm so mad at Blogger because it auto-rotated 3 of the 5 photos the wrong way with no option to fix them, so I only have 2 to show you. The other three were some of my favorites. Also, by way of explanation, it should be noted that I was born in 1981.

{Mischief maker.}

{I completed the family. L to R: Ryan, Fred, Susan, Jessie and Michelle.}

My mother has taught me many things, but if I had to choose one principal that she taught and exemplified well, it would be prayer. I can remember many times as a child, coming upon my mother in her room knelt in prayer. I can also remember the dread that would sometimes accompany family prayer when it was her turn to pray: Her prayers were (and still are) epically long. As an adult there has been many an occasion where I will express a question or a concern, and her first response will be to ask if I have prayed about it. I always feel stupid and sheepish when I reply, "Well, no..." Her example and influence has obviously turned me to prayer many times, and I have tried to keep this example in mind, turning first to prayer instead of using it as a last resort or a backup plan. I think of all the possible legacies and lessons  to leave to your children, this is a wonderful one.
Thank you mom.
Happy Birthday!


linda said...

You have a wonderful mom, indeed! I too, have had many a conversation with her about prayer. You are fortunate to have been born into a family with "goodly parents." Your mother has been a tremendous influence in my life and I love her dearly.

Sure would have liked to have seen a few more pictures from the past:)!

michelle said...

No way! Apparently great minds think alike.

{natalie} said...

i have a picture of addison that looks almost identical to you as a baby sleeping. weird. i'll have to find it.

Susan said...

What a nice way to end my day.

Thank you. I love you.

More about that photo of you later!! You were a pill that day! I think it was the third time that day that you got into my makeup...thus, the surrender with hands up!

Diana said...

I love reading your and Michelle's posts about your mother.
Happy Birthday to your mom!

Jill said...

What a compliment to your mom that both you and Michelle came up with the same principle.

Denise said...

I have always appreciated her example, as well. So lucky to be her sister!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...