Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Best Mom

I'm still here! I can't believe it's been almost a week since my last post. To sum it up, life has happened....and at high speed, I might add! The only day or evening this week we've been home for any length of time at all, was yesterday (Saturday) and it was a busy day at home. (We have actually begun the bathroom redo). But here I am today....thanks for sticking with me! :)

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Today I want to tell you a little bit about my mom. She's the best! My mama did a wonderful job raising my brother and me. She let us be kids. We played outdoors barefoot (gasp!), rode our bicycles around the neighborhood, made us homemade popsicles, let us play in water puddles, make mud pies, and have all the neighborhood kids over in our yard to play baseball or whatever else we dreamed up.



My mom made me feel secure and safe too. I always knew she was there even if she wasn't right beside me, busy doing something inside, if I needed her. She never complained when I was scared of sleeping in my room and would come ask if I could come sleep in the room with her and daddy.

My mom taught me to respect myself and others and to expect the same from other people. She taught me to be genuine and kind to others and to be confident in myself too.



My mom prayed with me and taught me how to be a young lady and wait for the young man God would give me as a husband one day. She taught me to trust God for this and many other things.



Because of my mom's love and the fact that she taught me all these things, I am the wife and mother I am today. I love being wife to Jason, and mom to Colt and Joy. A wife and mother were two things that I knew I wanted to be and I've had the best example! I wouldn't be the mom I am now if it weren't for my mom........I really do have the best mom.

I love you, Mama! Happy Mother's Day!
~ Tammy ~

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My next post (which will hopefully be in a day or two) is my 200th post and I will be revealing my giveaway on that post. If you're not a follower, I would love and be honored for you to follow along. And did I mention that folks that enter and are followers will get more chances in the giveaway too! Having faithful followers is just a happy thing, isn't it? Thanks so much every person out there that takes a moment to stop by! I really appreciate you! I've even recently discovered a lady that reads my blog and lives not far all from me.....it's a small world!

Okay that's all until the giveaway! I wish all you mothers, future mothers, and mothers-at-heart, a Happy Mother's Day! We really do have the best job in the whole world, don't we?

19 comments:

Happily Ever After said...

Hi Tammy,

I really enjoyed reading about your mom. It was so sweet and I'm glad that you gave us insight on the person that gave you so much inspirations. Isn't it wonderful to have such fabulous memories of our mothers.

Thanks for sharing!

Hope you are having a Happy Mother's Day.

Blessings,

Gigi

Parsley said...

Happy Mother's Day. I have enjoyed your blog. Feel free to visit mine.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Happy Mother's Day Tammy! We are both very lucky aren't we:)
Rondell

Zaroga said...

A wonderful tribute to your mother, Tammy.

Sandy said...

Hi Tammy,

I can't wait to see your bathroom makeover. I know it will look great!

Oh WOW...200 post already???
Time sure flies by when your having fun :) Can't wait to see what you will be giving away.

What a wonderful write up on your Mother. I know that you are a great Mother and your children cherish you just as much as you do with your own.

Happy Mother's Day!

Sandy

Karen said...

Hi, Tammy, I enjoyed reading your sweet tribute to your mom. I hope you had a wonderful mother's day!
Karen

Susan said...

Lovely tribute to your home. Hope today was a wonderful Mother's Day for you.
Susan

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Tammy, your Mom sounds like a great lady and she taught you well, I can tell by the way Joy is following in yours and your Mom's foot steps.
Happy mother's Day
Molly

Blessed Beyond said...

Happy MOther's Day! I loved reading your post, especially about your Mom. How special!! Sounds like she is a really wonderful Mom!!! As are you! Thank you for sharing so much with us! Hope you have a great week!
Hugs and Blessings,

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day Tammy. I enjoyed reading your tribute to your mom.

Can't wait to see what you do to your bathroom. I need inspiration to work on mine.

Take Care,
Debbie

Lisa said...

Sounds like your Mom is just as wonderful as my Mom. Mom's are the greatest - aren't they?

Hugs,
Lisa

Shellmo said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day Tammy! You certainly had a wonderful mom!!

wrcdgc said...

You are so blessed. You havae such a wonderful Mother and daughter. It's obvious any female in your family is bound to be a great one.

Looking forward to your give away.

Donna

Michele said...

Hi Tammy ~ thanks for sharing your mom with us! You're one lucky lady to have such a great mom.

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Hugz,
Michele

Angie said...

We do have the best job in the world! I loved this post and you are so very blessed to have such a great mom! I can't wait to see your bathroom redo! When ya get a chance, stop over and pick up something that I have for you!

Hugs~ Angie

Sharon said...

What a sweet tribute to your mom.
I am glad that you had time to share it with us.
I also feel that way about my mom, she taught me the same things that have helped me to be the wife,mom and grandma I am today.
God Bless

miss mary said...

that was a great post and well worth the wait.Im sure your mother was touched. Hope you had a wonderful mother's day also.Big hugs and God Bless

Farm Chick Paula said...

Beautiful tribute to your Mother, Tammy- I'm sure she is a very special lady!
Can't wait to hear about your
200th post- the suspense is killing me!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I hope you had a great Mother's Day! i've been a little slow in getting around to all my friends! What a beautiful tribute to your mother. And the two of you look alike! Excited to find out what your give away is! i'll be back!!