Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Me, Mama and my sister Sharon

It couldn't have been easy as a twenty-one year old newlywed to pack up and move from Georgia to New Mexico, away from your family and friends, to make a new life, especially one where the Air Force dictated where you would live.

It couldn't have been easy, giving birth a little over nine months later, with no family present.  I can't even imagine what I would have done if you hadn't been with me for the births of my children.

It couldn't have been easy, pulling up roots every few years and moving to a new place and still being far away from family.

It couldn't have been easy to be at home with two little girls while your beloved was away defending our country; in harm's way, with little or no communication.  And I know it wasn't easy to receive that phone call, letting you know that there had been an "incident" involving his flight crew.  They couldn't tell you who the survivors were, or if indeed anyone survived.  I can't imagine the waiting until you knew something for certain.

It couldn't have been easy raising a rebellious teenager, who wanted to do things her way.

I know it wasn't easy.  And life can be messy sometimes.  But you handled it with God, and with grace.  And you were such an example of what it means to be a Christian mother and a strong woman.  You taught me that a relationship with Christ, prayer and Scripture are the most important things in life.

Thank you for loving me always, even when I was difficult to love.  Thank you for showing me what it means to be a Christian by example.  Thank you for teaching me how to be a wife and mother.

I love you Mama,

Cindy Sig 2


Anonymous said...

Amen! She's a saint.

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Beautiful post. Your mom is such a special lady...full of grace and beauty. Just like her daughters.

Happy Mother's Day, Carol and Cindy

Love you both

Sharon said...


Jessica said...

Awww, lovely pic. Revival of an era! :) x

Melody said...

Just stumbled across your blog, but wanted to say what a blessing and inspiration you are! I can attest as well.... Life with Jesus may not always be easy, but HE IS GOOD! Blessings to you on this beautiful spring day!
And if you have time, please come and visit me as well. :-)

LisaShaw said...

Hi precious friend,

This is an absolutely beautiful message and tribute to the never-ending love and influence of a good Godly mother! Awesome.

Thank you for sharing her with us.

I pray that all is well with you. Sending big hugs and love to you!

Claire said...

You have an informative blog. I’ve learned something from it. I do have mine too Thanks

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Saleena said...

What a beautiful way to honor your mother. I love your blog! When you get a moment come visit me one or both places!

LisaShaw said...

Hi beautiful! Stopping back by to love on you as I merge back into blogging. Missing you! Love you and praying for you!

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i love my mom. for everyone mom is some thing special than any body in life

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture.

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