Sunday, May 10, 2009

To mom

This is my mom...

-she was born in San Francisco
-she has her masters in education
-she stayed home and homeschooled my sister and me until highschool
-she let me use her sewing machine even when I made a HUGE mess of the area
-she read to Esther and me at night before bed and that was the one time we knew we could twist her arm...to read just one more chapter
-she was smart enough to know who I liked without my telling her
- she quizzed us on the capital cities
-she knew that coming to my room at night and sitting on my bed was the best way to get me to spill all!
-she knows how to still be my mom but at the same time, give me room to live my own life
-she has done an amazing job of becoming an instant grandma
-she has a genuine relationship with God -no facades!
-she has an uncanny memory of dates....all dates and how they connect to all other dates (birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, when he met her, when they saw them, when that was built, etc!!) Just a little of that has rubbed off on me
-she has taught me to respect others, work hard, find joy in nature, relish travel, take a different way home, enjoy the scenery, serve others, stand by my convictions, appreciate healthy food, savor dessert, sniff out a bargain, and love being a mom!

Happy Mother's Day, mom! Love you. Christy

2 comments:

Andrea and Mike said...

Christy..
what a GREAT tribute to your Mom! She is a wonderful woman....and I will always remember the time we got to spend with her as kids.
Andrea

Betty Cobb said...

Dearest Christy,

THANK YOU so much for your very kind words.
Esther found it today while she was here visiting and showed me.
I THANK GOD FOR YOU AND AM GLAD THAT GOD BLESSED US WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Love,
Mom