My mother influenced my life in many ways. She could say and do some of the funnest things. She could make me so mad and then have me on the floor laughing. She was my mother not my best friend, but as I became an adult we became friends too. She taught me how to be strong and independent through all things by having God's love. It was her prayers at night that taught me how to pray for my children. She wasn't perfect, but she was the best mom she could be to me and my brother and sister. We love her and miss her terribly, but we know she's in the presence of Our Father.
On this rainy mother's day I will enjoy hugs and kisses from my two precious kids while remembering my beautiful, loving, praying mother and all the many things I learned from her!