Rose Colored Glasses

Years ago someone very close to me once ( or actually several times) said that I viewed life through "Rose Colored Glasses." While that may have been true then, I have found that sometimes life needs a little help to look better than the hard realities that we face day in and day out. I have discovered over the years that we all need encouragement that we are not in this alone. We only get to live this life once and I want my life , imperfect that it is, to be an encouragement for those around me. Do I get it right every single day?!?........."Absolutely not!!!!" But "His mercies are new every morning," and for that I am eternally grateful and forever hopeful "rose colored glasses" and all.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mother's Day to the Two Best Mamas' in the World!!

I just wanted to take a little time to say Happy Mother's Day to the "Mothers" in my life! I have been so blessed to be surrounded in life by wonderful Mothers....or as we say here in the south "Mamas'"!! As I have raised kids of my own, I have a greater appreciation for the sacrifices made and the things done on my behalf by my Mama. I've jokingly said several times that it is a wonder that we "first" children survive with all the trial and error things done in our raising!! Having been the "first" and having raised a "first", I know this to be true!! Seriously, I do want to say that I have a wonderful Mama. You never know until you have kids of your own, what your parents did for you. I thank you Mama for the pretty little dresses you sat up late at night sewing. I thank you for teaching me to entertain myself and encouraging the love of reading. I thank you for all the heart to heart talks we've had, the shopping you did for me when you knew how I hated to clothes shop. Thank you for attending events like piano recitals and ballgames and banquets,etc. Some of them were probably painful to endure!! Thank you for teaching me manners, and consideration, and work ethic!! Thank you for exposing me to places and things that I didn't get to do China Town in Chicago. Thank you for beating my tail when I needed it.....probably should have had a few more of those!! Thank you for moving all my stuff and having my house ready to bring a baby home from the hospital. Thank you for loving my girls and their Daddy. Thank you most of all for giving me life and for loving me through all the seasons of my life. I love you!! To my other mother...Faye....You will never know how thankful I am to have you for my mother-in-law! I couldn't have done better if I had ordered you directly from a catalog!! Thank you for loving me like your own! You have taught me so much about being a godly wife and mother over these 32 years. Thank you for being a prayer warrior for us. I have always known that you were bathing me in prayer every single day. That means the world to me!! Thank you for loving the Lord and modeling that love in front of me and my girls!!!! Thank you most of all for teaching your precious son how to be the wonderful man that he grew to be!! I know that what he is today is because of you! Thank you!! To Mama and Faye.....the things I mentioned above are by no means an all inclusive list of the things I am thankful for, where you two are concerned. I don't have enough time in this lifetime to tell you everything that I love and appreciate about you! I believe that we should give our thanks while those we love are living.....I never want a day to pass that you wouldn't know how very much you are loved and treasured!! I love you both with all my heart!! Happy Mother's Day!!! xoxoxoxoxxo Kathy