As I remember my mother this year on Mother's Day, I will recall how many times her wisdom has guided me on the journey of life. I will remember how she helped me to grow with love, truth, honesty, and faith in God. I will remember how she inspired me to choose the right path with values, morals, self-worth, and confidence that God was always with me to help me---so I had no reason to be afraid. I will remember how she enCOURAGEd me to dream with hope, assuring me that I could do anything that God led me to do. As I remember, I pray that I've influenced my own children and grandchildren in positive ways, just as my momma influenced me. Her guidance and daily prayers made me who I am today, and no human being has ever touched my life as she did. My momma passed away 27 years ago, but I believe her prayers are still being answered, so her influence continues in my life, even today.
"Remembrance in life's passings is the truest form of love one can give, for a memory should never die and a love should live forever in the heart of another!" (Laura M. Phipps-Kelley)