Sunday, May 8, 2011

o mother, where art thou?

*post title disclaimer :  I'm not really asking where my mother is.  I know where my mother is.  I'm just a really big fan of the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and brother and mother rhyme, do the math.  Moving on....

Since this is Mother's Day and my mom is 1200+ miles away, I thought it fitting to dedicate a little space on my blog to her - {she rocks, by the way}

Dear Mom.  Thank you for being you.  Thank you for the ways that you spoil me when I come home to visit.  Thank you for still making me feel like every small accomplishment in my life is a big deal - you are my biggest cheerleader.   Thank you for showing me what a prayer warrior looks like.  Thank you for the great potato salad recipe you've passed on to me (and every one of my friends has requested).  Thank you for always mending my clothes when I feel too lazy inept to operate my sewing machine.  Thank you for showing me how to do a lot with what a little.  Thank you for taking an interest in my friends.  Thank you for being a fun mom.  Thank you for playing games with your kids till the wee hours of the morning.  A BIG thank you for getting in that shopping cart 10 years ago and giving us something to laugh about - we have the picture to prove it.  ;)  Thank you for showing me how to look on the bright side of things.  Thank you for loving Dad like you do.  Thank you for steering me towards truth.  Thank you for showing me what a good work ethic looks like.  Thank you for always having my back.  Thank you for encouraging my creativity.  Thank you for letting me be me.  Thank you for being the best mom a girl could ask for.  Today (and every day) I thank God for you!!

I love you Mom!

PS.  And....thank you for showing me that at 56 any age - you can still run after your goals.  Congrats on finishing your 1st (but not last) 13.1 miler!!


I also want to take this time to reach out to those who don't know their mother, who have lost their mother, or can't become mothers.  Sometimes Mother's day is a reminder of what we don't have.  Know that you are loved by a God who cares for you and wants to pour out His love and grace on you. 
Be blessed today and rest in His perfect love.


Matt Blosser said...

jessica , you made me cry!!!!! You have no idea how blessed I am to have a daughter like you !!!!! I am praying for you today & every day that GOD would grant you the desires of your heart! I LOVE YOU!!!!!

rodnjess said...

thanks MOM!! (i'm assuming matt blosser did not write this comment) ;) haha!! love you anyway. :)

Jessica said...


Thank you so much for your blog posts!!! I loved reading through them...They are encouraging, and inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing and showing a new refreshing!!

Jessica (Herbster) Stemm