This blog entry is all about my mom and a woman I know she would be honored to share this post with - but we will get to her a little later.
I just love these two pictures. The first one in the sweet pink dress, with those amazing dark eyes and darling curls. The second, is her senior picture and in my opinion she is breath taking.
There are so many things I could share about my mom, but these few will show you a glimpse of who she is to me.
~ We had a beautiful, cozy and nurturing home. She has an eye for decorating and making gorgeous flower arrangements. When she wraps gifts, they are almost too pretty to open. We always knew we were loved and encouraged to follow the path God laid out for our lives. Thank you for all the unconditional love Blaine, Bruce and I alway felt (and still feel)!
~Our home was decorated for every holiday and season. My mom's most favorite holiday of all is Christmas! Our house was stunning from the day after Thanksgiving until January 2nd. It was fun to have people over to show off my mom's handy work.
~My mom was given the voice of an angel. While I was growing up, my mom sang at church and she honestly gave Sandi Patti a run for her money. When she sang "We Shall Behold Him" I knew God had to puff with pride because His child was singing for His glory.
~Boy does she love sweets - the sweeter the better. She enjoys things like divinity, fudge and maple candy. So in her honor, you can go here to find an easy fudge recipe.
Someone who played one of the most significant roles in shaping the lady my mom became was my grandma. I use the word lady on purpose, because that is exactly the example that they were to me growing up. They were both gracious, encouraging and dignified in all circumstances and honored God in their actions and words. I am thankful for their example of faith and that they taught me to love Jesus.
Yesterday would have been my Grandma's birthday, she has been gone many years now and I still miss her deeply, but I am so thankful for the tangible reminders, as well as the memories that I cherish in my heart. Since recipes hold memories for me, I will share a couple with you. My grandma was a fabulous cook, but these three desserts stand out when I think of her.
Yum Yum Cake
Ice Box Cream Pie
Mom - Thank you for being there to love me, wipe tears, offer sage advice, and always being my cheerleader. I know Grandma (& Pa Pa) were very proud of you. Happy Birthday Mom - I love you!