In honor of Mother’s Day, Imperfect Women, along with some good friends and family, are sharing a few special thoughts about our mothers.
This is beautiful. This is strength. This is love. This is my mother.
Lily ~ My mother is happiest when she’s busy. It’s almost impossible to get her to slow down and rest a bit. Our family has never had enough of my mom’s cooking. She’s now over 80 and just as beautiful as when she was a teenager.
Jennie ~ My mom was the best person I’ve ever known. As the years have passed since her death, I’ve had a tendency to give her the qualities of a saint. She wasn’t a saint – she was very human and thus flawed like all of us. But she was kind, patient, self-sacrificing, smart, funny, loyal, and had more integrity than anyone I’ve ever met. She was a beautiful person inside and out and I miss her.
Pam M ~ My Mom was so beautiful inside and out. She had a tough life raising eight children but always seemed to have a smile and a song to share. I admired her gutsiness. Miss her everyday. Love ya Mom.
Pam Burbey ~ When I think of my mother, the first qualities that come to mind are strong, fearless, and outspoken. Widowed at a young age with two very young children, these traits served her well. Along with those traits, she also had underlying layers; one of hers being a wicked sense of humor of the absurd. Not everyone was privy to her humor (or even knew it existed) but I was. Some of my favorite memories of her were of us laughing together until we were in tears. I know she passed on to me some of her strength and fearlessness and all of her outspokenness. But the thing I treasure the most, is that I inherited that sense of humor. At her funeral a few things went wrong…very wrong. Not wanting to appear disrespectful or a bad daughter, I kept it to myself until I got into the car with my daughter. I looked at my daughter and we both burst out laughing and we laughed until we cried. I could visualize my mother laughing with us. You see, my daughter has inherited that sense of humor too and my mother lives on in her.
Holly ~ My Mom is everything good in the world! She has always been a “giver” as well as a loving, caring, and giving person. She and my Father had a beautiful marriage, always working as a team and supporting each other. Sadly, the day my Mom retired from teaching elementary school was the day my Dad was diagnosed with cancer. He died less than a year later. So unfair… but my Mom was never bitter. If there is one life lesson that I learned from my Mother it is that having friends, truly good friends, is very important for a happy life. As she gets older her friends support each other through the good and bad times. Lately, my Mom has had some physical challenges and I have finally had the opportunity to be the “giver!” I have been able to do for her many of the things that she has done for her family our whole lives. I always say it is “my pleasure” because she is such a good and loving person. I feel so lucky to have her in my life.
Pam Buttikofer ~ My mom is not a woman who shares her knowledge through words but is more one who does through her actions. My father died unexpectedly when my mother was pregnant with me and had three other children under the age of 5. My mother handled that very trying period in her life with amazing strength and grace and did what she needed to do to make sure her children were taken care of, happy, and healthy. She is a strong woman to this day and always puts her family first. I feel very fortunate to still have my mother in my life.
Share a few thoughts about your mother or the special person you will be thinking about this Mother’s day in the comments below.
Also make sure you check out our post and video that Imperfect Women made a few years back titled, So God Made A Mother.