Friday, February 22, 2013

What My Mama Did That Made Her Mine



Today's a little different over at Five Minute Friday.  Normally we are given a word prompt to write about for five minutes.  Today, we are given a challenge:


"In just five minutes. Tell me all about what your mama did that made her yours….{and don’t forget to spend some time commenting on the post of the person who linked up just before you}"
GO:

She creates beauty in the everyday ugliness.

She exudes strength, when others are weak.

She cleans up messes all day long; the physical, spiritual and mental.

She loves to cook and ministers to the soul through her hospitable heart.

She has a nick name for everything animate and inanimate.

She is silly and youthful; she'll never grow up.

She let me lay on her soft lap as a child as she caressed my hair (the times when I was vulnerable and sick).

She created memories during the holidays with fireplaces and music and laughter.

She taught me what hard work looks like.

She shows me what hard work looks like.

She told me that cleaning my home would not always get recognition and that I needed to even clean my toilets unto the Lord. (Colossians 3:23)

She loved the unlovable and welcomed the broken and beaten and trodden down into our home as her own.

She said no when other moms were always saying yes.

She said no, and it saved me from a world of mistakes and heartache.

She reminded me that I wouldn't always feel in love with my husband, and on those days, love is a choice and a commitment... forever.

She let us play long and hard outside.

She told me every choice to obey God has a blessing, and every choice to disobey has a consequence.

She was always there when I got home from school; even at age 18.

She's had the same, worn out Bible since as far back as I can remember.

She treasures that Bible, beaten up, underlined, and lived out.

She loves her sweet Daddy who is in a home with dementia and always called her precious lady.

I hope to be half the mama she was to me...

I hope to instill memories and laughter and God-inspired living before my children.

I will... day, by day, by day, with the Lord's help.

I will choose, to abide in His love.

I will choose, to make His heart my home.

I will choose, to rest in Him and exude His grace and joy.


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12 comments :

  1. "She treasures that Bible, beaten up, underlined, and lived out." What more can you ask for from a mama. This is lovely Traci. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  2. Wow! What beautiful sentiments about your mama. So many of those things I've already picked out to pass along to my own kiddos. I love the quote about obedience and blessings, disobedience and consequences. Visiting from FMF, glad I found you.

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  3. This is SO amazing! This is my first born blessing and her post just BLEW ME AWAY!
    Wow, it's amazing how many things a child remembers, all you do Mama's is not forgotten, hold onto that thought! Create beautiful memories for your babies! The hard times WILL lesson one day and You'll be so thankful you did. What a blessing this was to me today...some day I want to be just like YOU Traci Michele Stanton Little!!!
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    1. Amazing post Traci! Loved it too GrammieTami :)

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    2. ♥ Loved this! ♥

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  4. This is SO amazing! This is my first born blessing and her post just BLEW ME AWAY!
    Wow, it's amazing how many things a child remembers, all you do Mama's is not forgotten, hold onto that thought! Create beautiful memories for your babies! The hard times WILL lesson one day and You'll be so thankful you did. What a blessing this was to me today...some day I want to be just like YOU Traci Michele Stanton Little!!!
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  5. Love that picture- man, Carson looks just like you! This was lovely- and such a blessing. What a sweet opportunity to think about the blessings that our mamas have been! Loved this and love you!

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  6. Beautifully written!!

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  7. Love love love!!! Not only did this make my heart smile (from what i know of your mom these things are so true. And i cracked up at the nickname part b/c i remember that!) but this also made me want to be a better mom. Love what she taught you about consequences, good and bad.

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    1. Thanks Becca! Yes, it does make me want to be a better Mommy too! <3 Love you.

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  8. Wow, I loved this post. It brought memories of my dear Mom which has many of the same characteristics as my Mom did. She was inspiring to me as a mother and grandmother. I hope to be the same with my children and grandchildren.
    Blessings to you!

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  9. So very beautiful, Traci!

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