Sunday, May 10, 2009

THANKS MOM!!!

I've been so blessed already with cards and gifts that have come in the mail. Their words and thoughtfulness have filled my heart to overflowing. It does a heart good to know that your life has affected others with good things.My Mom graduated this earth 3 years ago on Mothers Day to be with the Father. He must have had some banquet prepared as I know of three moms who He brought to His table to honor that day!

I still miss her terribly but I am so thankful for all the wonderful years I had with her. She loved God with all her heart, soul and mind. In fact, she ended most of her prayers, "and I love you Lord with all my heart". She said it outloud for everyone to hear without regard for her reputation.And on that Mothers Day when she went "home", she preached a message that I think was her life's legacy, "Love and Honor your mother". It was a message she lived. Not because her mom was so easy to love and honor. In fact, just the opposite. She was placed in an orphanage as a small child and was in and out of 7 foster homes. In one of those homes she was locked in the closet everyday when the father went to work because the mom really didn't want her. Abandoned and rejected many times, she still chose to love.

Eventually she was taken in by a family who walked in Fathers love. They loved her and taught her how to love and forgive. I am so grateful to the Lord and to that family for all they did in my moms life! For giving her what she didn't have: a place to belong, unconditional love and acceptance! What a difference someone with Fathers' heart can make!I was one of the recepients of that love. I am so grateful for my mothers choices. She could have held on to pain, she could have been angry, she could have done what was done to her but she didn't. She chose a different way.

Mom, I love you with all my heart! You are the best! I know you are having a grand time with the One you love. And I also know that you are persistent with the Father in getting all your petitions answered. Thanks for the legacy, I promise to pass it on.