Sunday, May 9, 2010

This one's for my momma.

So, story before the post: Our home church has a "Mother of the Year" awards ceremony on Mother's Day morning and I forgot to submit mine. I'm a bad kid. BUT, I figured that I could post here what I would have said in church because I'm just that sure I would have won. Ha!

To the committee:

I'd like to nominate my mother, Lori, for the Mother of the Year award in the adult division for many reasons. You see it is as simple as A-B-C why my mother should win.

The A stands for the adventure in all of us because of her. If you know our parents, you know that my dad is the one who encourages us to know what we believe and why we believe it. But it is our mother that encourages us to put it into action. My senior year of high school, I ran for Class President. I made signs and put them up all over school, but my mom thought we should take it one step further and put them up on the way into school. So at 1 o'clock in the morning the night before election week, we were out there putting up my signs just me and my mom. I was outgoing and still am, but it was in due part because my mom encouraged us to get out there and try new things. She is the reason that I'm always willing to get in the car for a road trip just because. And she is the reason that I am not afraid of going off to far off places like say, Norman, Oklahoma or Michigan to go for my dreams.

The B stands for the believer she made out of us. In today's society, there are so many people who think it is okay for moms to be friends with their kids. Our mom made sure she was our mother first and friend later. I am so thankful that she instilled such a sense of right and wrong within us and now I'm so thankful for her friendship. She always knows just what to say and how to say it. I will miss the convenience of her friendship these next years.

Last and certainly not the least, the c stands for the committed person she is. Our mom taught us to let our "yes" be "yes" and "no" be "no". She made a commitment to the Lord to make sure we were in church each Sunday and because of that commitment, we have all made the biggest and most important decision of our lives by becoming Christians. Without her, our lives would be so different. She wants us to be committed to whatever we do with our whole heart and she wants those around her to do the same. She carries this commitment from home to her job or what is her second home in my opinion, the classroom to her children she takes care of every day. She has never been Teacher of the Year by the way and I think this is a shame because my mom is the teacher that buys supplies for her kids because they have none. She's also the teacher that kids in town tell me that she was their favorite throughout their entire time in school.

There are really so many things I could say about why my momma is the best, but they would not be enough.

So I'll close with this.

I love my mom and am so very proud of her.

She has taught me that with God all things are possible.
She has taught me to love and treat one another how I wish to be treated.
She has taught me that a life of public service is a life worth living.
She has taught me to always make education a priority.
And she has taught me what kind of mom, I want to be some day.

And I just wanted y'all to know that.

Happy Mother's Day, momma. I love you.

4 comments:

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Awww.... I bet she totally would have won the award if you had submitted it! (-: What a sweet post. Love the new layout, btw! (-:

~Kathryn

Brittany Ann said...

What a beautiful tribute! Happy Mother's Day to your beautiful momma!

Lil' Woman said...

Happy Mother's Day to your mama!!

Gina said...

You SO would have won! Beautiful!

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