Wife and mom are my two most important titles. I’m a Dietitian by training and like to call myself a Battle Strategist because I firmly believe that we are all warriors! I want us to be empowered warriors with the good energy and health needed to fight our daily battles. We can do this Warrior Moms! We have an important job to do!
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On this day, 6 years ago, I lost my sweet mama. God fully healed her body and she experienced total restoration as she saw her Savior face to face. Death is painful and brings so many emotions. There is an emptiness. Yet, for the believer, there is Hope, tremendous, beautiful and gracious Hope!
My mama taught me what it looks like to be a woman. She was a feisty woman!!! You knew exactly what she was thinking! She was funny and a little crazy with a great sense of humor! She loved to throw parties and give gifts! She adored encouraging others! She didn’t like to cook but dang if her table scape didn’t look like something out of Pottery Barn! She taught me to put my faith in HIM and not men. I learned to trust in Jesus and get fulfillment from my relationship with God.
My mama taught me I could be anything I wanted to be when I grew up! She taught me to work
hard and "go for it!" She was my biggest cheerleader.
My mom lived out what it looks like to be "others focused" and not focused on self. She loved helping others and bringing a smile to their face!!! My sweet, crazy mama taught me to HAVE FUN and ENJOY LIFE!!!! She taught me to dance, sing and laugh!!! Even though I'm not much of a singer, I can dance!!! Well, kinda! Mama taught me to look for the Lord in his beautiful creation! I got my love for planting flowers from her!
She taught me that being a mom is the most important job there is!! She taught me to be a strong woman! I am a strong woman but most importantly I am a daughter of the King of Kings!! The reality is I'm an absolute mess, but because of His never ending Grace, I'm forgiven and I'm fulfilled!!! I do not fear what the future holds, because I know WHO holds the future. I will guide my son and daughter as my mama guided me. As I daily get confused and overwhelmed, I'll simply turn to His word, the Bible. It's the best guidebook there is!!
So today, instead of wallowing in grief; I'm going to buy some flowers. I'm going to put on some good music and dance! And I'm going to keep chasing my dreams!!!! And I'm going to keep making my mama proud!!!!
Here are some words to remember that mama wrote. We included this in the program for her
funeral service. I love the line....If the mountain was smooth, you would never reach the top!
Hope these words of hers are an encouragement to you do. I know they are for me!