She was the kind of person who never met a stranger.  You could meet her in the grocery aisle and be exchanging phone numbers to go yard selling with her the next weekend!She just had that affect on people.  Her laugh was completely contagious.  If I sit really quiet some days I can still hear it if I try.  You know I honestly never imagined her not being around to celebrate Mother's Day or any other special day really.  She was timeless and I guess I just figured she would always be right by my side to do life with me.

Every single year I struggle with the right words to express the depth of how amazing, incredible, phenomenal a mother and person she was to me, my brothers, and everyone she came in contact with.  She was the epitome of an outstanding mother.  No we weren't rich actually very poor but my momma worked 3 jobs to make sure I had what I needed and most everything I wanted, she did without many times so I had.  She had true grit and was a hard worker, dedicated to our family and her friends.  I remember her actually giving the coat off her body to someone one time because they didn't have one.  The irony was she didn't have the money to buy another coat but she knew they needed it much more than she did. 

Momma was my biggest support system.  She attended soccer games, pageants, school functions, and whatever else I was into.  I sure miss that!

She taught me about God and we prayed together, she also beat my butt and disciplined me like no other and for that I am thankful.  I would not be who I am today if raised by any other mother. 

Not a day goes by that I don't think of her crazy antics, silly jokes, her strong hugs, the sound of the phone ringing and knowing it was her, how I felt when I sat in her lap even at 28 years old, or how she always brought me surprises home and the smile on her face when she saw how happy I was.

The pain never goes away it becomes bearable and with faith and Christ I have been able to get through each day knowing when he returns I will leave this world and be reunited with her beautiful face once again.

If you are reading this and your mother is still alive, hug her for me!  Get on the phone or drive to her house and tell her how special she is and how much she means to you.  I would give anything to be able to hear my mom say "I love you my darling" one more time.  Breathe it in and soak up all the time you have with her!  These moments are so very special more than you could possibly know.

God knows exactly where we belong in life and he placed me in the arms of a true angel right her on this earth and for that I am indebted to him!

"Her children rise up and call her blessed"  My mother was every bit the woman of Proverbs 31.  I only pray I will be half the mother, wife, and friend she was in my lifetime♡

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there and if you are like me and celebrating your momma in heaven may you feel so loved this Mother's Day!

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