Speaking of Mom's birthday, I should very much like to take a few moments to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!, from my laptop to hers. Mom is quite the special lady... I really appreciate that she takes time for the little things, like encouraging people, chatting with the cashier at the store, looking at the sunset, or any other small thing that is important. Most importantly, she helps us all keep our priorities in order, remembering what's big and what's not in the light of eternity. Mom was quite the artist, pre-homemaking days, and still is... but her art has shifted from pencil and paper to hearts and home, and I am blessed to be a beneficiary. Most importantly, Mom loves Jesus, pure and simple. And did I mentions she's my favorite coffee buddy? 'Cause she is. I hope I can be the sort of mom she is one day... it's a high aspiration, but I'm blessed to know that I have her wise council and as a mentor, friend, and example all along the way.
~Mom and I, Christmas 2011~
I hope to write again soon because I wrote hardly anything of what I wanted to and now I have to go help with dinner. Love to all, ~M