Friday, June 25, 2010

loss, love & legacy;FOREVER FAMILY-Part 8-MY MOM-for Spritual Sundays

I have already invited you all to join in for Summer Bible Study, RUTH-loss, love and legacy, by Kelly Minter, and I have already mentioned the unconditional love (hesed) that Mom has always given me. Always, when I think of the words love & legacy. . .I think of Mom. Loss, too. . . she has lost her Mom, Dad and all of her siblings, and she had to move a couple times.

Love & Legacy. . .Mom, my daughter-Kalyn and I all share the same favorite scripture:

Trust in the Lord

with all your heart;
lean not on your
own understanding.

In all your ways,

acknowledge Him,

and He will
make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Mom has also always modeled Proverbs 3:3 for me. She has never let Love and Faithfulness leave her. She has told me that it is her belief that parents should always provide a physical and emotional shelter for their children, no matter what the children do. She did always have rules, but she always loves us, no matter what!

Mom has always supported Dad in everything he has done. Now, they are retired and they enjoy spending time together.

Mom is a wonderful Grandma and Great Grandma! She always has something good to eat, and she is always available to help in any way she can.

Mom has always been active in the church, ministering to others, and she has always been a good neighbor.

Mom has always been a "Proverbs 31 Woman". I am so blessed to have my Mom.

It is very difficult to follow in Mom's footsteps, but she is definitely building a wonderful legacy!

I love you, Mom, and I thank God for you.

This is not just a "tribute" to my Mom. It is meant to be an encouragement to all men and women to remember Proverbs 3:3, 5-6, to be faithful to God and to their family, and another invitation for Summer Bible Study.

If you didn't come here from Spiritual Sundays, go here!
You will be so blessed, and you can link up your own post, too.
Thank you so much, Charlotte and Ginger for hosting Spiritual Sundays
and to all the others who link up such great heartfelt, encouraging posts!
I pray God's blessings on all of you!


  1. Thank you for your comment! Your post was so beautiful. The legacy your mom has will live beyond many generations, she sounds like a real special lady! That Prov 3 scripture has been following me soundly for the last year! I'm listening, God!

  2. Sandy ~ This is just precious and such a loving post to your mom and to the Faithfulness of the Lord!! I just love your heart my friend!

    Have a blessed weekend

  3. Oh, I feel so blessed by your post. Thank you.

  4. What a blessing to have your Mother in your life. This is a favorite verse of mine too and is on my blog sidebar. Thank you for sharing such a sweet post about your mother with us.

  5. A beautiful post and tribute to your mother!!!!

    Proverbs 3: 5-6 A BIG FAVORITE!!

  6. Sandy,

    You have such a gorgeous and beautiful heart.


  7. Bet your mom gave you a great big hug for this beautiful tribute! Love your spirit-filled words, Sandy!

  8. Beautiful tribute to your mom. I could say the same things about my own mother. We are blessed. Thank you for sharing with us.

  9. Thanks for sharing this encouraging post.

  10. You are very blessed to have a mom that has the Lord in her life. My mom believes in the Lord with all her heart but I was not raised going to church or reading the Bible. I'm glad we make our own decision the older we get.

  11. Beautiful tribute and encouraging word.

  12. inspiring. have a great sunday