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Sunday 13 May 2012

Happy Mother's Day everyone

There would be no Mother's day for me, without my children, for whom I thank God daily, and pray for daily. I thank Him for Noel, my firstborn. He has such an easy going nature, most of the time. He is quiet and reserved, much like his mother. But there is a kind and generous and gentle man, underneath the reserve, with a strong  loyalty to those he loves. He has become a father in the past year, with all it's trials and self doubts. He has come through it, and is a good father to his son. I am so grateful that he is my son, and couldn't be happier with any other son.

And then there is Rebecca, affectionately known as Becca. When I was carrying her under my heart, I prayed for a daughter, and God answered my prayer with her. She has been a joy right from the start, even with all her wildness and energy when she was young. When she was born, we considered for a while giving her "Joy" as her middle name. I sometimes wish we had. She is wise, and outspoken in her opinions. If she feels or thinks something, she lets it be known without any doubts. She also has the quality of loyalty, defending those she loves, even while seeing them exactly as they are, and loving them anyway. She is the opposite of both her brother and her mother, being an outgoing and social person. How I wish I could be more like her.

Laurie, Noel's wife, my Daughter-in-law, but I prefer the term Daughter-of-my-heart. She is the perfect match for Noel. She has stuck with him, and supported him with her love through many difficult times, for which I deeply thank her and love her. But I also love her for herself. She is Noel's other half. She is outgoing and talkative, organized and motivated. She can see a goal and take the steps necessary to achieve it. She too is deeply loyal to those she loves, and a fabulous mother to our grandson, Avery. I am so grateful that God brought the two of them together, and I pray daily for His blessing in their lives.                                                                              

And last of all, there is Matt, Becca's husband, and the Son-of-my-heart. When I had Becca, I started praying that God would send the man she was to marry early into her life, and that prayer was answered in Matt. He loves her deeply, second only to his love for God, and looks after her the way a mother hopes her daughter's husband will. He is hard working, diligent and responsible. He knows what he wants, and plans carefully for it, including I suspect, planning for capturing Becca's affections over 10 years ago when they first met. He too, is deeply loyal to those he loves, and very protective of them.

It has been a joy and a privilege to be Mother to these four wonderful people. Thank you, Lord, for bringing them into my life.


  1. Happy Mother's Day, darling Cathy! I hope your day is every bit as special as you are!!! :)

  2. What a wonderful post for Mother's Day - your whole family sounds wonderful!


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