I'm Thankful for My Mother

Thankful Thursday Meme

Today is my Mother's Birthday. I am so thankful for my mother. The older I get, the more I realize how wonderful she is.
She was a good example to me, by the way she lived her life.

My mother was very involved in my childhood. I remember her being active at my grade school: volunteering as a room mother helper and being the PTA President. My mom was my Blue Bird, 4-H, and Stamp Club leader. She kept us busy during the summer with fun outings and at Christmas with family traditions. One summer, she took me on a vacation to the beach - just the two of us. My mom went back to work as a full-time teacher just so my sister and I could go to a private Christian high school for free.

As a child, I saw my mom serving God - as a Christian writer, leading classes and volunteering at church, and being a Christian speaker. She had our family visit and take gifts to elderly ladies in a nursing home. I saw when she gave canned food to the Boy Scout food drive and made dinners for those who were ill. I listened when she told stories about being a student missionary in Mexico, and when she sang worship songs around the house. I noticed when she worked Christian words and topics into a conversation with non-Christians. I learned about perseverance when she endured through the difficult times.

My Mom used to sing a special song about the precious gifts of a mother. I think that this song should be sung about her. I couldn't find the lyrics anywhere, so I'll try to do my best to remember.

My Mother is a Precious Jewel
author unknown

My Mother is a precious jewel
she's priceless, too, this one.
I love her and I'm grateful
for all the things she's done.
Forgiving, understanding,
considerate, and true.
She taught me by example,
the things I ought to do.
In closely watching Mother,
I've discovered how to live.
True happiness is loving
and learning how to give.

17 comments:

Denise said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your mom, bless you.

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Sounds like you have been truly blessed with a godly mother!

Tänia said...

What a precious tribute to a great lady. Thank you so much for sharing on your TT!

Tänia of www.weirblessed.com/faithprints

Susie said...

I loved hearing about your wonderful mother! Truly something to be very thankful for today.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Happy Birthday, Shari's mom!

I just tagged you, Shari.

http://tristipinkston.blogspot.com/2008/04/tis-season-to-tag-tristi-fa-la-la-la-la.html

Darlene said...

A wonderful tribute to your mom. Moms are such a blessing to our life. I spend some much needed time with my mom yesterday. Thanks for sharing! Happy TT!!
Blessings my friend

Lynn said...

Awesome Post!!

I am so thankful for my mother. The older I get, the more I realize how wonderful she is. She was a good example to me, by the way she lived her life.

Awesome.

Melanie said...

Thanks so for sharing with us about your beloved mother. Mothers truly are a blessing straight from God!

Susan said...

Oh, this was so sweet.
Please wish your mom a very Happy Birthday!!

Thanks for your prayers♥

mama meji said...

Lovely lyrics. I am feeling sentimental with this song -though I haven't heard. I'm so thankful for my mother too.

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Shari,
Beautiful tribute to your mom. I am so excited because I will see my mom this weekend. We live kind of far (but not too far)- 3 hours drive, so we don't see each other much in the winter due to the weather. I haven't seen her since the beginning of Feb., so I am soooooooo excited!

Blessings, Shari! And, happy b-day to your sweet mom.

Love ya, girl,
Tracy

A Stone Gatherer said...

That is a beautiful tribute to your mom! What a wonderful example she set for you!

eph2810 said...

Shari - what an awesome tribute to your Mom. It is so true - we learn by watching others serving Christ. What a great example.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always...

Amrita said...

God bless your precious mom. What a blessing and greatinfluence she has been in your life. A true godly woman.

Shannon said...

What beautiful memories of your mom! Thank you for sharing ( :

Sheri said...

that's sweet..
makes me miss mine so much!

Just Jen said...

Shari, this is a beautiful tribute to your mom. I find I appreciate my mom more as I get older too :D