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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Hat's off to the two best Moms...

my Mom and my Mother-in-Law! Mom, Thanks for being such an incredible & godly role model, encourager, listener and friend! I am so grateful to God for the day we set aside to celebrate You ! I can not begin to list all the things that you mean to me, Mom! How you managed to wear all your hats and be a mom to 4 girls ~ I commend you! I pray I am as half as good of a mother as you were and still are today! You know I adore you and appreciate you too, Mom Riese. Thanks for taking me under your wings and also being a godly role model, encourager, listener and friend to me too (when my mom is not available or around for those vacations and holidays!) I truly feel blessed each Mother's Day because of you two!
Here is a poem that I gave to my mother-in-law at my bridal shower 7 years ago. (The extra special thing is my mom cross-stitched it for me to give to her!) The message from this poem presses deeper upon my heart as I am learning to become this mother :
To His Mother
"Mother-in-law" they say, and yet, Somehow I simply can't forget
'Twas you who watched his baby ways, Who taught him his first hymn of praise, Who smiled on him with loving pride, When he first toddled by your side.
"Mother-in-law" but oh, 'twas you Who taught him to be kind and true;
When he was tired, almost asleep, 'Twas to your arms he used to creep.
And when he bruised his tiny knee, 'Twas you who kissed it tenderly.
"Mother-in-law" they say,and yet,
Somehow I never shall forget How much I owe To you,
who taught him how to grow.
You trained your son to look above;
You made of him the man I love.
And so I think of that today When with thankful heart I'll say,
"Our Mother."
Thank you, Mom Riese, for all you have done to make Mike, the loving husband and father he is today!
Happy Mother's Day
Jenn ,
(Mike and Parker)


Lindsey said...

what a precious poem! I am going to have to remember that for the future! Happy Mother's Day to one of the sweetest mom's I know!

thedulls said...

so sweet! We are blessed, arent we jenn?!?!?!?