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
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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.