A Tribute to my Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. – Marion C. Garretty

So, it’s Mother’s Day! Yes, brilliant day that is! A day where we celebrate all the mothers in the world! Moms are brilliant. I mean, they care for us. They raise us. They help us become what we grow up to be when we’re older (oops, that was sort of redundant…). I love my mama.

For those of you who don’t know, my mom simply adores Willow Trees. We have a whole box of them, and they all go on our entertainment center. This Mother’s Day, we got my mom a Willow Tree called, “Courage,” and there’s a little card that goes with it, and it says, “Bringing a triumphant spirit, inspiration and courage.” This is what the figure looks like:

My mom has this disease called fibromyalgia, which cause severe pain throughout her all her body, all the time. She wakes up each day with this excruciating pain all throughout. She relies on my dad and I to take care of her. She has to rest up for days before we can go out somewhere for a few hours. On top of the fibromyalgia, she also has many other medical problems. And on top of all the medical problems, our family has suffered three miscarriages (Jordan Taylor, Micah Jayden, and Noah Avery) and some failed adoptions – including one that was very hard and difficult (Kerioth Cherie). These losses has probably been the most difficult for our family

Now, you’re probably wondering, “How can someone live with all this?” To be honest, I’m not really quite sure how my mom does it. All that I know is that she doesn’t do it alone. No one can live with all this alone. My mom does depend on my dad and me, but she doesn’t just depend on us. She depends on Jesus to help her the most. She depends on Him to help her stretch out her arms to the sky like that figure and be courageous. And she is. My mom is the most courageous person I’ve ever known.

Happy Mother’s Day to you, Mama. I love you!



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5 responses to “A Tribute to my Mom on Mother’s Day

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  3. You are a wonderful daughter! You do such a good job helping your momma and letting her know how much you care. When we are hurting so bad that we can’t get out of bed, having the support of our family lifts our spirits so much. So many with fibromyalgia don’t have that. Your momma is such an inspiration to those of us with fibromyalgia. Her love of God shines through in everything she does and even when she is in terrible pain she encourages us not to give up. I see that same love and encouragement coming from you to her when I read her posts. Now that I’ve found your blog, I look forwarded to reading about your family, the Doctor and the Potter gang.

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