For those of you that know me and know my mother, our personalities are at the opposite ends of the spectrum.
(I obviously act more like my dad.) The two things that my mother and I share is our temper and our looks. She is a lot more outspoken than I will ever be and has no problem taking charge of any situation that she is thrown in. My mother is an amazing woman and my biggest dream is to be the next Terri.
I want to do for my future kids what she did for me. I want to be the mother with the Honda Odyssey that carts everyone around. I want to be the mother that’s involved with my child’s youth group. I want to be the mother that has the ability to give my child advice that she or he doesn’t want to hear but obviously needs. I want to be the mother that is a second mother to so many others.
My mother’s most redeeming and amazing quality is that she is the most Godly woman that I know. She is the one that constantly asks me, ‘did you pray about it?’ Something that I fail to do more than I care to admit. My mother doesn’t get enough credit for all that she does or all that she has to deal with. When I tell her my problems she is the one that sends me devotions, trying to help. She is the one I cry to when I have my days where I miss my grandma. She is the person that gives people a place to go to on the holidays when they have nowhere else to go. She has the biggest heart of anyone that I know and I’m lucky that God gave me her as my mother.
The poor woman gets picked on a lot, but it’s hard not to when she’s such an easy a target, but she takes it all in stride and can snap back just as easily. She is the best cook, and her only flaw is that she can’t fry chicken. She makes the best green bean casserole and corn pudding. (Pretty much everything she makes is the best.) She does more than what’s expected of her and takes on responsibilities and burdens that she shouldn’t have to bear alone, but she does, and she does it without complaint. I can only hope to be half the mother, and woman she is.
Who is someone that you admire?