Thursday, May 13, 2010


This is my mom. Her name is Linda. She's been my mom for almost 36 years!
What does it take to be the MVM (most valuable mom)?
-give birth in the middle of July after a day of canning
-move two weeks later to another state
-give birth to another daughter and a son
-sing songs
-read books
-make matching mother's day outfits for her and her girls
-remove lots of ticks from my scalp
-take care of me in the hospital after all the tick bites
-endure two weeks of chicken pox
-give lots of haircuts and perms
-drive and pay and endure years of piano/flute/trumpet/violin/cello lessons and practice
-help me memorize AWANA verses
-be my first camp counselor
-pray with me at my first camp to become a Christ follower
-pay for more camp/missions trips
-sit in cold weather on uncomfy bleachers to watch me cheerlead and play in the band
-make almost all of our meals from scratch
-shop for a lovely peach prom dress
-drive me to college, away from home
-listen to me cry over the phone from college
-be nice to the guy who drove me home
-keep being nice to the same guy who keeps coming home with me
-shop for a wedding dress
-watch me get a little tipsy from a strawberry dacquiri that was supposed to be NA
-alter a wedding dress and makes 4 bridesmaid dresses and 1 flower girl dress
-show up at the hospital at 7 am for a grandbaby
-wait until 7 pm at the hospital to finally hold grandbaby
-use 3 (or was it 4?) rolls of 24 exposure film in a 4 day stay on grandbaby
-rejoice over more and more grandbabies
-helps plan and carry out piano recitals/birthdays/graduations/holidays
-know how much punch/sandwiches/salads/soup/cake to make for recitals/birthdays/graduations/holidays
-sit through more soccer, softball, track, baseball, cheerleading in all weather for grandkids
-listen to band, choir and piano performances for grandkids
-trust in God that no matter what, He is still taking care of her children and grandchildren

Mom, I am so grateful to have you. You are just what God knew I needed for a mom. You are to me the Most Valuable Mom! Thank you for everything! I love you!


Thanks for reading. Kind comments are always welcomed!