matt tells me this quite often! and, well, it's true! i find myself becoming more like my mom now that i'm a mom. i find myself doing things that she does such as grabbing a billion napkins when we're eating out (you can never have too many), taking a jacket with me, worrying that my kids are going to be too cold and therefore dressing them in pants instead of shorts, etc. all this is not a bad thing though because my mom was and still is the best. she went above and beyond to do things with us as kids and made sure we were content and healthy. my mom fostered the creative side in us by doing various projects with us, she took us to the park to play, read countless numbers of books, made three meals a day and always took care to see that we had homemade cookies each week! as we got older, she made sure to be at every sporting event, music concert, awards ceremony, picked us up dropped us off at friends' houses, practice, and church events. oh, and we still got three meals a day and she added in helping with homework and school projects, volunteering in our classrooms and with pto, and during the gap between aaron and alex, she worked! super mom, i think so! :)
with all that i said above, my mom did so much more also (but i won't name it all for the sake of making this into a book!). rarely did my mom go to bed before midnight. i never understood why she stayed up so late after we went to bed until i became i mom myself. she had too - it was the only time she could wash the dishes or finish the laundry, read a magazine, or whatever else she needed to do. her day was consumed with her family and for that i am ever grateful!
most importantly though, my mom, is a godly mom. she always makes time for number one in her life, her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. she spends time in His word daily, prays for us, and taught us many truths about God growing up. she leads her life as an example. i have very fond memories of my mom tucking me in bed at night and praying with me before i went to sleep. it was on one of these nights that i accepted Christ as my Savior.
i truly do aspire to be a mom much like my mom. i can't remember my mom ever raising her voice (though i'm sure she did) and well, i've already failed in that department. my mom always seemed to have an abundance of energy even though she may have only slept 3-4 hours. how? i don't know because i have yet to figure that out. but it's true - she managed to be in a good mood everyday and provide a positive environment for all of us. she was caring, kind, and always supportive. she loved us unconditionally and always looked out for our well-being. she trusted God in everything and was a testimony to us. i love you mom! happy mother's day! :)