Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there! God has blessed my life with an amazing mother who is not only my mom, but my best friend & confidant for almost everything in my life. Each day I am reminded of the incredible relationship we have & the fantastic opportunity we have to see each other almost every day of the week. For some girls this might seem like a bother & a struggle--but for me it's a chance to learn as much as I can from the woman who has taught me everything I know. I know I've mentioned my mom before & how important she is to me; but it can never be said enough. I know that I will continue to learn from her each and every day & for those who say..."You're going to be just like your mom someday!" I respond with a feeling of joy and excitement that someone might think I have the ability & love in my heart to be as amazing of a woman as my mom is.
Mom & Dad with their new joy, Josie
I also have the incredible blessing to have both of my grandmother's still here with me. Grandma Smart, the Woods Grandma, is so full of love and advice & instruction when you need help with cooking, cleaning, gardening, etc. She's who taught me how to bake my first apple pie & I still call her with those everyday questions like "What should I do if I have wax on a dry-clean only shirt?" She is soooo loving & such an amazing inspiration for how I hope to live my life.
Grandma Smart & I at our wedding
Grandma Herndon, the Town Grandma, is just a special, special woman. She has an amazing heart for God & for His will & I know that it was her who prayed that Hubby & I would be brought together when none of us even knew he existed. She has had some ups & downs in the recent years, but when she's having a great day she is still the good old Grandma that I still remember. The one who used to paint my fingernails, knit me sweaters, & take me to Wal-mart for a special toy. She is an amazing woman of God & I can only hope to have the prayer life that she does as I continue to walk on this earth.
3 Generations: Myself, Mom, & Grandma Herndon at my brother's wedding
In addition to my own mom & grandma's, God has also given me an amazing mother-in-law who although she lives 10 hours away, still finds a way to make her presence and love felt in our lives on a regular basis. I could not have asked for a better relationship with my Husband's mother & I know that once she moves back home that we will have some amazing times & experiences together. The relationship that Hubby & she have is something to be envied & it is truly fascinating & exciting to witness.
Hubby & his mom on our wedding day
There are so many other moms in my life, and I hope you all know just how special & amazing you are. I can only hope that someday, with lots of guidance & love, that I can somehow be a combination of all the fantastic women in my life.
Happy Mother's Day!
Probably one of my favorite pictures of the 2 of us---Mother & Daughter