Saturday, July 24, 2010

Always There For Me

The question of the week for the Women of Faith BlogHop is:

"During difficult times in life, who has supported you, or who have you supported?"

Pretty easy... I think I can answer either way with one answer. My mom. She is the one who has supported me. And now, later in life, I can support her.

I think it's a pretty great thing. God has blessed me with a mother that would never leave me. Even during the times when she had every right to. She has been there through all of the good and even more of the bad. The disappointments and let downs. Of course, I did get the lectures and the long versions of her opinions... but they were well deserved. It's a wonder she survived. Thankfully... she knew the Lord and it was her constant prayers that kept me safe and led me to Him.

Now that I'm older I see myself supporting her more than ever. When I was younger I would be quick to criticize and place blame. Then... I became a mom. What a difference motherhood has made. Now I know! Now I understand! More than ever I can appreciate the sacrifices she made for me over the years. And believe me, there were many! My mother went way beyond what is expected to hang on to her child who was going astray. And I'm so thankful that she did.

She has prayed for me all of my life... and now I will do the same for her.

God is so good!

Thanks for reading,
Mary Ann :)


Velvet Ann Blodgett said...

You are so right about mom, Mary Ann. After I became a mom, I remember apologzing to her on the phone. I did this several times, & for the way I talked to, & treated her when I was young..(a brat). She's prayed for us our whole lives, & I believe that. Out of all of us kids, I think you had more difficult times, & I think I was the worst of us all. She has always stood by us, never gave up on any of us. I know mom is not perfect, no one is, but God blessed all of us with a great mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, & great grandmother.

Mary Ann said...

You're right. No greater blessing than to have a mom who is comitted to prayer! :)

Jessica Benzakein said...

I think it's awesome that you get to "give back" to your mom now with a greater sense of who she was and why she did what she did because of your own experience(s) with motherhood. What a great blessing!

And from your sister's comment above, it sounds as if the women of your family have quite an amazing legacy that they are passing on to each generation!

Mary Ann said...

Hi Jessica!

It is awesome to give back to my mom in these later years. And I pray that I leave a legacy of prayer for my children as she did for me. It's a great blessing.

Thanks for you comment and thanks for visiting my blog!

Have a great day and God bless!
Mary Ann :)


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