Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thankful Thursday-My Momma



Monday April 21, will be the two year anniversary of my mommas passing away. I am dedicating this Thankful Thursday to her memory.1) I am thankful that on March 6, 1933 my dear momma was born, she was such a sweet blessing to her family. 2)I am very thankful that God blessed me, by choosing her to be my momma. 3) I am thankful for the way she loved me, and cared about me. 4) I am thankful for all the laughter we shared. 5) I am thankful for all the tears she wiped away. 6) I am thankful for all the encouragement she gave to me, she was my biggest cheerleader. 7) I am thankful for all the times she watched over me when I was sick. 8) I am thankful that she lived with me, we shared some wonderful times. 9) I am thankful that she loved my husband like a true son. 10) I am thankful that she honored me, by wanting me to be her caregiver in the last several months of her life. 11) I am forever thankful that God blessed me by letting me lead my momma to Him, I know she is in heaven. Praise God. 12) I am thankful that I was the one that found her on the day she passed away, I was home alone with her. Walking in her room, and realizing that she was gone, was the worst thing I have ever experienced. Talking to her, and have her not answer me. Putting my head on her chest, and hearing no heartbeat, was a very numbing, and heartbreaking event for me. But, I was able to lay down on the bed beside her, hug her up close to me, and cry like a baby, my mommas baby. I told her over, and over how very much I loved her, and I thanked her for being such a great momma to me. I know God allowed me to be the one to find her, so I could have that time alone with her, His way of giving me some closure. Thank You precious Lord.13) Last, but by no means least, I am thankful that one day, my momma and I will have a beautiful reunion. All those hugs, and sweet butterfly kisses, that I miss so very much, will be mine for eternity. Praise God!!

47 comments:

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

a truly beautful tribute to your momma
my thoughts and prayers are with you my dear friend
HUGE HUG
Jen

gina said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dear Momma. I can tell how much you love her.

Susanne said...

Beautiful!! Thank you Denise, for sharing your precious heart with us, and for always blessing mine!!

Debbie said...

This is a precious post, Denise. I hope you had a nice day.
Love you!

serendipity said...

Hi Denise, reading your post made me teary eyed too. It's hard to lose a loved one, isn't it? Praise God that your mom got saved. I'm still praying for my mom's salvation.

"Sweet and sweet, by and by...we shall meet on the beautiful shore..."

twinklemom said...

Oh dear Sister...I love you and God loves you so much and I look forward to the day you and your mom are together!!

Heaven is going to shine SO bright that day that even shades can't block the love and blessings that will shine that day!

Kathy said...

What a lovely post honoring your sweet mother. Blessings...Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

eph2810 said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom. What a wonderful reunion it will be indeed.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week, despite with a little heaviness this week.

Be blessed today and always.

Nancie@mylifewithbipolar said...

Thank God for blessing you with such a wonderful and loving mom. Thanks for sharing with us. Thanks too for stopping by my blog and your kind comment. I like your blog. It is so beautiful. I hope to come back and read more. Take care and God bless!

snippets said...

such a wonderful tribute to your mom! i live far from my parents so i don't see them as often as i want to ... made me miss them more.

thank you so much for sharing. :)

My cup runneth over... said...

Denise,
Your tribute to your Momma was so beautiful. Thank you sharing all those blessings with us. It's obvious how much you love and miss her. How precious that YOU were the one who led her to Christ and who cared for her in the final days of her earthly life.

Thanks too for stopping by my blog and leaving that sweet comment about my son. = )
Blessings,
Tracy

mama meji said...

What an awesome tribute to your mother. So sweet and poignant.

Vicki said...

Sounds like your relationship with your momma was precious indeed. God bless you so much!

hugs,
Vicki

Beth said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sister today and this weekend.

What a sweet tribute to your mother.

(((hugs)))

luvmy4sons said...

So touching. What a gift you were given. How hard it is to lose our loved ones even if it is to our God and Savior. Precious words that touched my heart!

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Oh amen. I'm glad you can go into these memories with happiness and thankfulness. One day you will see her again. That's such an awesome thought.

Nise' said...

Celebrating with you as you remember your Mom! Beautiful tribute.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

What a sweet tearful post...Sandy

Sharon said...

You had a wonderful Mom Denise and a truly special relationship with her. You are blessed.

I will call mine and tell her again just how much I love her. Thanks.

I've been trying to send this for ages, hope it goes.

BP said...

That is such a sweet tribute to your Momma. I liked number 9, that's so sweet and not always common.

Stephanie said...

Denise,
Your tribute to your mom was touching and you had me teary throughout. Thanks for sharing your beautiful memories of her~you reminded me to be thankful for my own mom.

godisincontrol said...

Wow that was a beautiful tribute Denise!
As always you are such an inspiration to me!
Blessings

Walker said...

What would the world be like...without our Mothers and the lasting impact that they make on our lives!
Great Post, Girlfriend!
Sounds like you have Awesome memories of your precious Mom!
Blessings,
Keisha

Mary said...

Your mom would be proud of you Denise. She has left you a precious legacy. Thanks for sharing and honoring your mom. Blessings.

poor man's nicole richie said...

a very touching testimonial. you are very lucky to have her in your life and she was too.
my mom left us when i was in gradeschool and never came back.
thanks for the inspiration.

c",) Morning Sniffles

Heather said...

What a beautiful tribute.

Thanks so much for sharing! Have a blessed day!

Tiffany Stuart said...

Hugs from Colorado and heaven!

lori said...

What memories you have....what blessings they are for you..
and the PEACE that you have that you will SEE her again....

hugs Denise!
lori

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Words. Thank you for sharing your heart.
In Him, Stephanie

Denise said...

Hey girl, I am fixing to order the shirts and they are out of stock in the color you want.. would you like a pink regular Tee shirt or would you like a white scoop.. sorry bout this, but it happens.. they run out and it will be months before they get more in..... Just send me email and let me know...

Hugs

Donetta said...

I am thankful for you to have had such a gift as a loving Mother. Who yes, one day shall stand beside you. For now she stands at the right hand of God ever interceding for you both day and night.

Erica said...

What a blessing to honor your mom! It made me think about what an impact my choices have on my babies. I'm off to soothe a cry!

Tanja said...

Wow, Denise, that's just powerful. My eyes welled up while I read that. I know you must miss your mom every day. What a gift to have been there in her last days.

becky voyles said...

WOW! Here I was simply going to thank you for your comment on my blog then I read this which brought tears to my eyes. Such a beautiful post.

Gretchen said...

I know this is a difficult time for you, Denise. I'll be thinking about you and praying peace upon you as the date draws closer. You are such an encourager, though, and this tribute to your Jesus about your mom is simply beautiful and inspiring. Thru the good and the bad, you praise Him. May I do the same. xxxooogretchen

Spider Lady said...

That was very beautiful, Thanks for sharing!

Mimi said...

what a sweet and beautiful tribute to your mother...
thank you for sharing your heart with us...
I just pray that one day my girls will be able to say same about me...
Mimi

Laura said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment today...'cause it caused me to visit yours. Beautiful!!! How wonderful to lead the one who gave birth to you to her spiritual birth. That made me cry! Laura

LAURIE said...

Thanks for your comment on my Thankful Thursday. I really enjoyed your post today. What a great tribute to your Mom! - God Bless, Laurie

Bernadine said...

Beautiful tribute to your mom Denise. I know how difficult this week is for you. Thank you for sharing your memories with us.

Marsha said...

He loves you so much, Denise! All those tears you've shed, He's storing them in a bottle because He cares so deeply for you.
I love you my friend.

Melanie said...

This is such a nice tribute to your momma. I know she must be proud of you.

Peggy said...

Thank you so much denise for sharing your momma with us and showing us the beauty of a daughter's love for her momma. It was a beautiful, precious tribute and will honor your mom forever.
May your words bring you comfort as you reflect on good memories of your mom and the many things you have to be thankful for her! I'm still looking around your site and love your cute bears, puppies,etc.

I guess we were two people with like minds...showing tribute and honor to women...worthy of great Thanks. I truly appreciate you taking the time to check me out and leave a comment! That's such an encouragement when you're just starting out! Enjoy your music variety, too! TGIF and bless you!
Peggy

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom.

Sharon Brumfield said...

I loved your tribute to your Mom.
I know that she would be very proud of the role that you play in blogdom as the encourager.

Before we know it we will all be together again for eternity.

IRENE said...

Oh Denise! I am all tearful as i read this. No wonder you are such a blessing yourself.

Angela (Gran) said...

Hello my precious Denise. What an awesome and heartfelt post. Thank you for sharing your mother with me. I am so thankful that you had time alone with her. That was my blessing with David that morning as I found him. It gave us final time together for me to say good bye for a little while and that I would meet him again in heaven when my days on this earth are over.

Your tribute to your mother is simply beautiful. You are your mother's daughter, my precious friend.

I Love you, Denise!
(((HUGS)))