Mothers Day 2016 has gone. I still wanted to make a simple tribute to the role of mothers and indeed the combined beauty of parenthood in its place in life and society. A tribute to my own mother who died in 2004. ‘Look at yourself honestly, she said to me as a small child. Be grateful for who are are – a unique and special young girl. Don’t envy what you cannot be but always be the best you can.’ Thank you Mum! To all of you who are Mums or Dads or Mums and Dads struggling in this often difficult 21st century world…… today let the symbol of the rose encourage you to be the best you can be because the TRUTH is……. all the materialism and all you can ‘give’ to your children is not as important as seeds of HOPE and Prayer because it is the Strength of the LOVE you give (maybe not perfect in your eyes) This and this alone is the lasting legacy.
LOVE those around you this day!
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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Happy Mother’s Day to you too, Faye! Lovely words. Thank you for sharing.
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Thank you, Faye, for the words of encouragement.
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Happy Mother’s Day Faye! Yes, all the material things in the world can not replace the time we teach our children to pray, and see God working, protecting, and blessing us in our daily lives. We will often fail them, but in His Faithfulness He will not… Firm foundation on the Rock:) blessings Faye:) denise
Happy Mother’s Day Faye! And thank you for the life-giving flower. The words of wisdom behind it were beautiful. Hugs to you!
Words of wisdom from your mother!
Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Mother’s Day 🙂 ♥ ❤