Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Today I thank you God. Thank you for another year with my beautiful Mommy. 
Words cannot express how much I love her. Father thank you for giving me to her. For no one else could possibly exemplify Your love for me more than she does. 

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
 Love never ends.

Father, when I read this verse I see my mom in each line. 
Mom would always tell me she was so thankful You gave me to her because she feared anyone else would have killed me. Apparently I only "looked" like an angel in my younger days. ; ) 
She told me about the time I was screaming and crying so hard she had to lock herself in the bathroom so she could keep her sanity all the while I am outside the bathroom door trying to beat it down to get to her. (I am pretty sure I am not ready for children by the way) 
She didn't kill me thank goodness! And here we are 20-something years later and we are Best Friends. 

Father, it is hard for me to understand that You love me more than she does. My mind just can't understand that. But thank you. Father, I know you know the fear in my heart of losing her so thank you for another birthday to celebrate. 
Another year to have her to call when I just need to hear her voice. 
Another year of the best hugs ever.
Another year of someone who understands me and always know Exactly the right words to say.
Another year of pure joy & laughter!
Absolutely no one could take her place. 

This year we got to make so many wonderful memories together. 
 One of my favorites being the new memory of going on a mission trip together. 
Nicaragua was such a blessing and I am so thankful I got to share that with her.

 "Strength and dignity are her clothing,
   and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
   and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household
   and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
   her husband also, and he praises her:
"Many women have done excellently,
   but you surpass them all."
 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
   but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised."
Proverbs 31: 25-30

And here are a few of my favorite pics of us from the past... 

"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good,
    for His steadfast love endures forever"
Psalm 136


1 comment:

  1. Sarah, this was a blessing to read.
    Pam Smothermon