She Taught Me...

The lessons she taught me...

She taught me to say "please", "thank you," and "you're welcome".
She taught me to give up my seat for my elders and to sit down and listen at their feet.
She taught me to not disrespect authority and to respect myself.
She taught me to not give away what belongs to someone else. To save that gift for my husband.
She taught me that there is power in prayer and sometimes God's answer is silence.
She taught me that time spent with Him is never wasted time.
She taught me to not save that special something for after you're gone, but to share it when you can    share in the joy it brings that other person.
She taught me to be still and listen.

The lessons she taught that I'm still trying to learn:

To laugh like a little child and let my joy spill out.
To find satisfaction in the littlest moments.
To forgive easily because unforgiveness only hurts me.
To act on expressing love, because that person may not be around tomorrow.
To spend time at Jesus feet every day.
To not build up walls to protect me from pain, but rather take the risk of being hurt.
That sometimes things are better left unsaid because you can't unsay them.
To always look at the other point of view.
That not asking for help is selfish.

She may be gone from earth, but she is still teaching me.

I miss you momma.

She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26


  1. Brenda CookAugust 25, 2015

    Oh, Mindy, I miss your Mama, too; she was my best friend! I miss my Mother, also; it will soon be 8 wks. since she left us...

  2. Cristina HoltripAugust 25, 2015

    That was beautiful
    It reminded me of my dad.

  3. I miss her too. {{{Mindy}}}

  4. Heather NelsonAugust 25, 2015

    big hugs

  5. Beautiful post. Mothers are gifts. It's nice reading your post. Thanks for sharing.


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