Saturday, May 7, 2011

In honor of Mama…


The doctors and nurses said she was in final stages of heart failure.

My South Carolina daughter and grandbabies flew in to see her.

They brought such sunshine into her life. 

This is one of my last photos of her, the morning they walked into her room and surprised her.

Three days later she went to heaven.

She wasn’t a perfect mother.

As my brother says, she wasn’t a Hallmark card mother.

She was pretty “no nonsense”, not flowery, not expressive.

She was there, she was steady, she was faithful, she was hard-working, she was persevering,

she was self-sacrificing, she raised us to know Jesus,

and to this day there is no better homemade bread than hers.

She was my Mama,

and today I honor her.

Still following,



  1. You have honored her well, Elizabeth.

  2. I thought of you and another dear blog friend as I came to my dashboard tonight because I knew that this year would be the first year without your mothers here in the flesh.

    This was a beautiful tribute, and I love the love on those faces in that picture.

    I pray that you have a very blessed day tomorrow, Elizabeth.

  3. What a sweet picture and sweet memories of your dear mother. My mama has such a hard time on Mother's Day now that my grandmother has gone home. Oh, but our heavenly Father is still here and still bears our burdens. Praying for you this weekend. Love to you and your family.

  4. You were blessed to be there and to have such memories of the sweet surprise! I know it meant a lot to her. Your tribute to her is so touching. I've been praying for you and another dear friend who are missing their mamas this Mother's Day - and I'm holding mine a little closer!

  5. This is a beautiful post. Good verse!

  6. Wonderful post...I love the description..not a "hallmark" mom...but one who lead us to the Lord...may that be said of me.

    Happy Mother's Day

  7. She did the most important things! That we would all follow such an example!
    Blessings to you--Happy Mother's Day.

  8. oh, this brought tears to my eyes. so glad you all were able to be there and surprise her!!

    it sounds like you had a good mama~i know she is missed.

  9. What a sweet post, brought tears to my eyes.

  10. Beautiful and sweet! Thanks for sharing!


The best thing about blogging is hearing from you!
I'd love for you to leave a comment! Click subscribe by email if you want me to be able to reply to you.