My Example

With Mother’s Day a little more than a week away, I wanted to share with you the most amazing mom ever. 

Because my dad was in the military, we moved a lot growing up, and my mom moved willingly stood by my dad wherever he was stationed. In our younger years, she was able to stay home with us.  As we got older, she worked as a home health nurse.  This enabled her to set her own schedule around our school schedules, and she was able to attend all of our functions. 

She saw her job as a mother to be more important than her career and always placed us before her nursing. She always said she could not take the things to heaven, but she could take her kids. 

She saw us as her number one ministry. 

She was such an example! I remember catching her praying and reading her Bible at the table before waking us up. Seeing her live out her faith daily was such an amazing testimony. She was our biggest cheerleader. She was always at every sporting event cheering the loudest for her babies. (They outlawed cowbells at the High school football games because of her!) 😉 

 She also knew how to have fun.

I have so many memories of games and playing in the snow with her.  She came up with so many fun ideas!  On road trips, she constantly had new games to keep us entertained and always had a prize for us if we travelled well. 

She truly was the most godliest woman I have ever known. 

She was not different at church, work or home. She was consistent in her example for all who knew her. I am thankful that I had the privilege of knowing her and having her example for 25 years of my life. She is now with Her Lord and Savior in Heaven, and I know she is up there singing the loudest and playing the piano. She is whole. No more struggles from ALS or Alzheimer’s. 

One of the last memories I have of her was having her at my nursing graduation. I was following her footsteps. Though I am not a hospice nurse, I have the joy of helping many families through some of the scariest moments with their children. I pray I am half the loving, caring, godly nurse that she was. 

My prayer is that I can follow her example and love our littles well while making amazing memories with them.

Mother’s Day is very bittersweet for my brothers, and we celebrate her example and love for us.

Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also, and he praises her: – Proverbs 31:28, ESV

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