When you can call her anytime to talk about ANYTHING
When she lets you just cry if you need to cry
When you go shopping together and she wants to buy you something ‘just because’
When she laughs hysterically with you over her grandchildren’s antics
When she listens as you vent your little heart out and then talks you back from the ledge
When she is willing to talk about the things she regrets in her parenting and admits to not being perfect and it makes you feel so much better since you know for a fact you are not a perfect parent either
When she can go from talking with you about politics to the stock market to decorating without skipping a beat
When she would have you come to visit them for a week and would make sure that she was the one who heard your kids wake up in the morning (every morning!) so that she could get up with them and let you sleep in
When she is willing to help you wrestle through faith issues and is open about her own struggles
When she supports and encourages your marriage
When she leaves sweet comments on your blog posts
When she tells you she loves you every.single.time you talk…and sometimes multiple times
When you have a mom like this…a mom who is all of these things and so much more…
You are truly blessed. And we should know.
Because we have a mom like this.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom! We love you!
This so beautiful, I wish I could be more like her as a mom. She is the one who is lucky to have girls like you.
Have a happy Mothers Day.
Cindy Brown says
I, too, am blessed with a mom like yours and she is 85 today! We have made so many happy memories over these years. I feel so blessed that we have had so many years together.
Your mom is absolutely beautiful!
I’m sure you all make her very proud.
Happy Mother’s Day! : )
BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO YOUR MOM!
MISS MY MOM EVERY DAY…SHE HAS BEEN GONE NOW 8 YEARS. AS RICHLY BLESSED AS THE TWO OF YOU ARE.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Jerry Stocks says
Not only are you two lucky to have such a lovely mom, she’s lucky to have such two caring daughters. I really enjoy your blog.
Aunt Joy says
Not only is she a wonderful Mom, she is also a very dear friend. In fact she is my best friend. Even though we live far from one another and don’t get to see one another as often as we would like, we pick up the phone and the conversation begins where we left off. She has been my confident in so many ways. Sometimes it is her shoulder I cry on, and sometimes it is my shoulder she cries on. The day she married Michael was a blessed day for our family and especially for me. I love her dearly, she has been my sister-in-love
Diane Lawrence says
I agree…Your mom is AMAZING! Love and miss her!
That was so beautiful. Your are Blessed.
Have a Happy Mother’s Day ,
Carol Reddin says
Thank you so much, Heather and Vanessa. I didn’t recognize myself 🙂 I am the one blessed by having two wonderful daughters to love and cherish. Happy Mother’s Day! I love you so very much!
Marla Lindblom says
Thank you so much for sharing your feelings about your mom. It was a sweet and very touching tribute.
I love the pictures and the message. Today is a day I celebrate Mother’ s Day with mixed emotions. For 11 years I have been without my mom on this day but I am blessed to have a husband who loves me unconditionally and children and grandchildren who share a special bond with me. I am grateful for my dad and all he brings to my life but there is nothing more special then a mother. Memories are real and I cherish them. Happy Mother’s
Day and may GOD bless you and your family. I love reading your blog. It’s the BEST!!!!!
Happy Mother’s Day girls…what a wonderful tribute to your mom!!
Jan Younker says
What a lovely post! We knew your wonderful parents well back in Ohio. You are so blessed to have Carol for your Mom. She was a jewel back then and I’m sure she still is. We have lost contact with them and recently discovered your blog and saw the connection. Your website has been a joy. Well done girls.
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
You are so blessed to have each other….Now I know where you two get your beautiful souls from….
Hope your Mothers’ Day were filled with joy that you can feel and often see in your mother’s eyes.
Your mother is as beautiful as her daughters! You both are blessed.
Suzanne Dodd says
Your mother truly is a blessing! She took me under her wing when I was a young teenager and you were just a newborn. Your dad was my first Youth Pastor in Cleveland and I will never forget their influence! I would so much love to have the opportunity to sit and chat with her again!
I have enjoyed becoming acquainted with you girls through your blog. You are truly gifted young women!