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Gratituesday – Thankful for My Mom

My mom and I two weeks ago

It wasn’t until I became a mom that I realized how much time, effort, strength and love goes into being a mommy.  Not that I didn’t appreciate my mom at all, it’s just when I became a mom myself I realized what she had to do all those years before. Don’t you love how age provides wisdom! I certainly do. 😉

There are things that I love about my mom and remind me of her.  I bet they are things she doesn’t even know.  So I’m going to share them today.

Like the reason I wear Cover Girl blush is because I like the scent; it reminds me of her.  Or how every-time I make her Ranch Chicken Enchiladas recipe, I think of her.

My mom is someone who showed me how to work hard.  How to be motivated to do things well! She still works so hard, even though I think she should rest some days! I value that a lot, because I think that’s why I’ve always aimed to work hard because I saw her work hard all those years before.

She is always giving.  Even though I’m not a young kid at home anymore. Every time she comes to visit, she still likes to buy me something.  It’s as if I was little all over again. And even though I can now buy my own clothes or anything I want,  it’s the way she shows me (yet another way) she loves me. :) I can relate to that!  I love being able to get something new for my son.

I could probably write a lot more, but I’ll save that for my mom’s Mother’s Day card and leave you all with a great verse from Philippians! :)

Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of a good report – if there is any virtue and if there is any praise- think on these things. ~Philippians 4:8 

Today I’m so thankful I have a mom who has showed me how to work hard, given me reason to love being in the kitchen and motivation to have a giving heart!

I’d love to hear what qualities and strengths your mom has that you just love! Please share today in the comments.

Happy Tuesday my friends!

This post is linked to Heavenly Homemaker’s Gratituesday.



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  1. Sweet!! My mom was a very generous person. Although she could have a caustic tongue, we grew into a good relationship as I matured. But her generous heart and actions spoke very loudly into my life and I’m very grateful.

    • Generosity is a great character trait! I’m so glad you have those memories of her Kate! Thanks for stopping by today.

  2. What a sweet post! Making potato salad or a pot roast always reminds me of my mom; she was always busy in the kitchen cooking up delicious meals for our family. Amazing how fragrances and aromas have such an impact on memories. Blessings, ~Lisa

    visiting from Gratituesday :)

    • Thanks for stopping by Lisa and sharing with me what you loved about your mom! Blessings to you also!

  3. What sweet memories you have of your mother. As I grow older I find new appreciation for my own mom.

    • Thanks Dottie! Thats one thing I actually do like about getting older, I appreciate my mom and a lot of other things so much more! :)

  4. Such a sweet post, Tabitha. I loved reading it–the Cover Girl blush, had me smiling. :) And a great picture of you two. There’s so much I love about my mom and the list grows as I get older (and ever since I had my little one, too!) 1 thing is she has taught me to be tough & strong while remaining sensitive and kind–I don’t always succeed, but I try :) And her cooking prowess! I think I love food and providing warm meals for my family all because of how she always did that for us no matter how busy she was. Thank you for sharing this special post!

    • Thanks Danielle! I love that, “Tough and strong while remaining sensitive and kind.” Thats amazing character and insight to share!