Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Jess did these Ten Things That Made her a Great Mother

1. She made a big deal over the little things like when she put notes in Jadyn's lunch box she spent a long time thinking about the perfect thing to say and when she decorated Katelyn's paper lunch sack with a fancy way of writing "Katelyn" she acted like she treated it like she doing a museum masterpiece.

2. She never went to work on a day when the kids had school activities. She was there for Katelyn's graduation and for the girls' parties

3. She fretted over spending money on herself but never her kids Our kids went to camps while someone finally had to buy her a cell hone

4. When the kids got in trouble she always took the time to explain to them why what they did was wrong and what they should do in the future

5. When she threw a birthday party for one of our girls she made everything was perfect from the invitations to the party favors

6. She did the hard stuff, Staying up with sick kids. Changing Jadyn's diapers when she was in a body cast.

7. When the girls faced problems, she always talked to them about a way they get through it

8. She prayed for the girls fervently

9. She loved them more than she loved herself

10. She left things so the girls wouldn't forget her. Birthday, wedding, and first baby cards for the girls and a memory book written to each one of them

These are things that made her a great mom; they didn't earn her any worldwide fame, but she captured the hearts of three very special daughters. I miss her terribly and I miss her for my girls.

I am very grateful to the four women who have been a loving mother to me: Judy (mother-in-law), Cindy (step mother-in-law), Donna Jean (biological mom), and Donna Lucy (step-mom).


Lynne said...

A beautiful tribute to Jess and all the mothers... with care, Lynne

Anonymous said...

The ten things you wrote Jess. I could actually see her doing these amazing "mom" things as I read through your list. Thank you, Jake. We are all lifting the family up today in prayer.

Love you,
Aunt Sandy

Mike Or Cherie Stephenson said...

Praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

I thought about you and all of your family very early this morning and said a prayer.

Al Rearick said...

Based on everything that's been written in this blog, those ten things you listed would be just the tip of the iceberg. Makes me regret all the more not getting the chance to meet her, and envious of you all who did.

Peace, blessings, and many prayers from around the corner to you and the girls, my friend.


Alpha 1 Vann Clan said...

She was an amazing, wonderful mom! I learned so much from her steady, steadfast, quiet spirit. I want you to know that our Sunday School class (at the request of Tessa) prayed for you and the girls on Sunday morning. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kim Vann

Anonymous said...

What beautiful, precious, memories of a beautiful, wonderful, mom! Keeping y'all in my thoughts, and prayers:)
Pam G.