Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Mother Figure

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." ~Cardinal Mermillod

"Grown don't mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older. But grown, in my heart it don't mean a thing."~ Toni Morrison"All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go, I'm standing here outside your door..." Yep that's our Mum all packed up with her fish and suitcase. Hard to imagine she made the 3500 mile car ride up here with me carrying only a teensie tiny blue bag (due to my over excessive packing, she was limited as to how many bags she could check in my car). She has multiplied as you can see. Brought her and all her gear to the airport this morning and said bye until Christmas I guess, wow that seems like a long time away. The apartment is quiet and very empty. (Get used to it Rach, yeah, yeah, I know). All day yesterday she kept saying, " Oh this is so sad." Then with big puppy dog eyes, would look mournfully at Josh, Sam and I. Moms are great aren't they? We love ours and she loves us. Yep, I'm gonna miss my little Sherpa Shadow. You'll have fun down south Mom! You've had a good run of it here in Alaska! Bonn Voyage! We Love You!!! Thank You for all your help, support and just general being-there-ness. I miss you already. Here's to you Mum!!!!

Grab the Dare Rope #3! Do something that shows your mom or someone who is like a mom to you (maybe that's your dad), how much you love and appreciate them (not only on Mother's Day)! Call, run over and give a hug, or say thanks, just something out of the ordinary:)

"...and she always faces tomorrow with a smile. When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly. She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive. Her children respect and bless her..."Many women have done wonderful things, but you've outclassed them all!" charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God. Give her everything she deserves! Festoon her life with praises!" Proverbs 31: 25-31


  1. I'm so happy you had your mom with you for your grand entrance to life in Alaska. I know it was hard to say goodbye, but I know you will be okay, and will not only fly, but will soar to amazing heights. I cannot wait to see God's plans unfold in your life. To encourage you, I have posted quotes on my blog especially for you. (Posted under "Quote of the Day.") It was a wonderful treat talking to you today. Thank you for your endless support and encouragement.

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  3. The quotes that I mentioned that were just for you, have been removed... I didn't realize you hadn't been online. Sorry! Today's quote is pretty good, though; check it out! :)

  4. Glad you could have such a great time with your mom up there! Thanks for the reminder to show Mom I love her every day.