Thankful Thursday - May 8, 2008

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On this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for my mother. I am truly blessed to have the mother the Lord chose for me.

Without her, I would not be the woman that I am today. I would not be the mother to my children that I am today. And I would not be the wife that I am today. She taught me and showed by example how important it is to have a relationship with the Lord, how to be a godly mother, and how to be a godly wife.

She has ALWAYS loved me unconditionally. She has continued to love me and support me thru all the struggles and celebrations of growing into adulthood (and trust me, I wasn't always that easy to love... particulary during those teen years). I can ALWAYS turn to her for advice, assistance, prayer, or just as someone to listen to me when I need to talk.

And not only does she love me unconditionally, but she loves my family unconditionally. Before we even married, she began treating my husband as if he were a member of the family. She is the BEST Grammy to my children. She prays for my husband and children as she has for me all my life. They each know they are truly loved by her as she shows it and tells them regularly.

Thank you, Lord, for the gift you have given me in my mother!


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29 Thoughts Shared:

Ann said...

What a great tribute to your mom! Happy TT!

Denise said...

Thank you for sharing this precious tribute to your mom.

Mary said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your mother. We have a lot to be thankful for.

Blessings,
Mary

Pia said...

beautiful tribute to your mom. God bless her!

Shari said...

How wonderful to know that you have a mother who is praying for you and your family.

We must think alike. Last Saturday we both posted the same song and today we are both thankful for motherhood.

The Baker's said...

Great post about your mom. I like your new blog look as well.

Nancie said...

Thank God for such a godly and loving mother! Thank you for sharing this lovely tribute to your mom. And thanks for your prayers for me. I am praying for you and yours too. Have a blessed Thankful Thursday!

Tanja said...

Oh, Melanie, I love your post. I am also blessed with a wonderful mother... and a great mother-in-law, too. God is so good to us. Thanks for visiting my blog. One of my best friends is named Melanie... and she lives in Texas as well. :-) Have a great day!

Susan said...

Happy TT to you Melanie,

Oh, your mom sounds so wonderful, please wish her a Happy Mother's Day for me!

I'd also like to wish you one too.

Thanks for all the many kind comments you leave and for visiting. You're a blessing♥

Aisha said...

Thank God for mothers who are amazing and a blessing just like yours!

Erica said...

What a great week to thank the Lord for our moms! It is truly a blessing to have a friend that gets me completely!

Sharon said...

You have a wonderful mom Melanie, thank you so much for sharing her with us through this tribute.

And thank you for the comment you left at my blog. God bless you.

Sharon
http://thereservoir.wordpress.com

Paula said...

Moms are great!! Wonderful words for your mom!!

Kristine G said...

I love your post. I always admire those who love their moms! Have a blessed Thursday!

Darlene said...

Wonderful post! I bet your mom is so proud of you. I hope she gets to read what you wrote about her. Christian Mom are great. I don't know where I would be if my Mom didn't pray for me. We have so much to be thankful for! Thanks for sharing!
Have a WONDERFUL MOTHER'S DAY!!!

April said...

beautiful, such encouraging words for your mother. I think I am writing a letter to my mom this year (as her gift).
Thank you for your sweet comment.

Tricia said...

A wonderful tribute to your mom! How blessed you are to be able to honestly say all those wonderful things about your mother, not everyone can do that!

Have a wonderful day!

My cup runneth over... said...

Precious thoughts shared about your Mom. Beautiful. You're right, we have much to be grateful for. Happy TT!
Blessings,
Tracy

Tricia said...

I love your new look! It looks wonderful, did you do that yourself?

I just finished my questionaire for my blog makeover so maybe I will have my makeover soon!!

Peggy said...

Praise God Melanie for an awesome tribute to your mom, though I'm sure you reflect her in your daily
motherhood also! How absolutely wonderful to be so blessed and to have a Thankful Thursday to honor your mom with your words of tribute! Happy Mother's Day to you both! Enjoy the love of the Lord!

Cheryl said...

Melanie,

Beautiful words about your mother! I know I don't tell my Mom often enough how I much I love her.

I posted the thoughts about the taxi driver because I also felt that at times I too probably had failed. I feel God wants more from me. I'm striving for a better me!

Blessings!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful tribute for your Mom! Mom's are very special. Sounds like you had a great example to follow. Thanks for sharing. Happy TT~

Lynn said...

Melanie,

This is a wonderful tribute to your mom. I posted about moms too.

Have a great weekend. Love and hugs, Lynn

Serendipity said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom! Blessings to both of you!

IRENE said...

I wish my children will write like that for me , one day. God bless you, your mother and your family.

Nise' said...

Beautiful! I have always felt that about my mom as well and it is such a huge blessing when you begin to hear that from your young adult daughter! My cup runneth over.

Heather said...

What a wonderful tribute! My mom is Grammy too! Have a wonderful Mother's Day. And thanks for visiting me yesterday!

Tänia said...

Have a blessed Mother's Day!


Tänia of www.weirblessed.com/faithprints

eph2810 said...

What a sweet tribute to your mom! You know, I don't think that most of us where very lovable during our teen-years (I know that I wasn't :))

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us.

Be blessed today and always...