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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Arise and call her blessed....

~A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.~
Proverbs 31:10


Mom, Presley and Me
Angela, Mom and Me
My wedding day, with Mom at my side...
Angela's wedding day with Mom at her side....

Happy Birthday......

How do I even begin to describe my Mother? There are no words that could possibly describe this unique and precious relationship that she and I share. If I were to ever try and imagine my life without her in it, I couldn't. My life is wrapped up in my Mother in every conceivable way. When I am overwhelmed with my children, my housework, my husband, my insecurities, she is the very first person I call. She always listens, no matter how trivial the problem. She makes me feel like I am the only person on Earth when she's around.

I remember so well being in our little kitchen back in Rex, Georgia. I would watch her, noting her every fluent move. I was smitten with her. I wanted to be just like her. She would cook dinner and I would literally wrap my little legs around the bottom of her thighs and knees and hang on as tight as I possibly could manage. She was and still is the most beautiful woman. I remember thinking to myself, if I could only be as pretty as Mommy when I grow up, then I would be so happy.

Not only is she beautiful, but she is the most giving person that I know. She would do anything for anybody. I try to be like her in this way, but it comes so much more natural for her. She never hesitates. When she does something, she does it with gusto and without looking back.

Have I mentioned that she is also extremely musically inclined? Yes, not only is she beautiful, but she sings, plays the piano, plays the guitar, and probably any other musical instrument.

One of my favorite smells in the world is Coppertone Lotion. Mom wore this lotion, not just in the Summer, but any season. I always keep this in stock...I love how it reminds me of her.

My Mother is exquisite in every way. She really is my hero. If you haven't been touched by her, hugged by her, sung to by her, cooked for by her, prayed for by her, listened to by her, coached by her, made to laugh until you pee in your pants by her, then you haven't experienced one of the greatest gifts in this world....My Mother.

A Mother's love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.

- Helen Steiner Rice


arising and calling you blessed,

your Jilly

7 comments:

Rebekah Hudgins said...

What a special day!!! Your relationship with your mother shines. It is wonderful to watch. Happy Birthday to Mrs. Allgood!!

Love to you both,
Bek

Laurie from GA said...

What a sweet post! And just think, now we're the ones being looked up to and making these type of memories every day!! (Oh, the pressure!) I talk with my mom at least twice a day and I wouldn't trade those conversations for anything!

Hope you are well!

~Laurie

Laurie from GA said...

What a sweet post! And just think, now we're the ones being looked up to and making these type of memories every day!! (Oh, the pressure!) I talk with my mom at least twice a day and I wouldn't trade those conversations for anything!

Hope you are well!

~Laurie

Laurie from GA said...

What a sweet post! And just think, now we're the ones being looked up to and making these type of memories every day!! (Oh, the pressure!) I talk with my mom at least twice a day and I wouldn't trade those conversations for anything!

Hope you are well!

~Laurie

Laurie from GA said...

Don't know why that posted three times! Oops! :-)

Tracey said...

Who doesn't love your mom! This is one of the sweetest posts I've read! I love the relationships between mothers and daughters... I love hearing you talk about your mom ~ it warms my heart!

Happy Birthday to a great mom!!!!

Mary said...

This is so sweet, Jill!
I love your Mom, too and what I love most is how she loves her girls. She's vested, very vested - she gets it and wants to savor, invest, spoil and love you all to pieces, I hope to follow in her footsteps one day with my 2 daughters and grandkids!!
Much love to Ladona, the fairest of them all!!
xo,
Mary