Happy Mother's Day: A Tribute to our Mom


We have a mom.

Our mom is the best mother we could ever have. We were blessed with a mother that shared with us an incalculable amount of wisdom. Our mother was born in Communist Romania. She shared one tiny bedroom with four other siblings in a two-room apartment. In that room was one narrow bed, one table, two chairs, one dresser, and one bookcase. She had one of everything... one skirt, one shirts, one pair of shoes. "We were okay," she says. "We knew families worse than us." In the poor country, she learned to appreciate everything she has and use everything efficiently. When she arrived in America at 21 years of age, she worked hard to learn the language and get a job. She has been in this country for 24 years. Longer than the years she lived in Romania. The stories she told us were always exciting and interesting, and they had a reason. We take much of what we have for granted. For example, chocolates. Oranges. In Romania, my mother’s family had those treats only once a year.


Here are some of the many lessons she patiently taught us in our daily family devotions each morning:
  • A good work ethic is important. Success in life doesn’t just happen. You have to work for it.
  • Education is valuable. There is a time for everything in life, and now is the time to learn and grow.
  • What’s the most important thing? A relationship with Jesus. People will one day die and wither away like flowers picked in the summer and left to dry on a table. But in eternity, the video games you won, the millions of apps you downloaded… all that won’t matter. The things that will – relationships with family and friends, relationship with God, service for people, service for God – should be your focus in life.

We have a mom. And we love her!







7 comments:

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Charulatha! Enjoy your week! :)

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  2. You are both so sweet. Mothers are the greatest gift children could have. Sounds like you have been blessed! Happy Mother's Day to your mom :)

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    1. You are so right. Where would we be without mothers? Thank you for coming by!

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  3. I love this:
    A good work ethic is important. Success in life doesn't just happen. You have to work for it.
    I agree with that; it's the only way success can really be achieved.
    Your mom put up with a lot as a kid, but I think that when everything eventually balances out in life, and you can look back on those memories, you can see how it helps shape a person (if that makes sense).
    Your mom seemed like a great person when I talked to her a bit at the B&N event; hope she had a great mothers day!

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    1. It does make sense, Sarra! Thanks for all the sweetness and love you drop at our blog each time you visit!

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  4. I don't celebrate mothers day but you have an awesome mother it looks like:D IF you want to know why go to jw.org. it also has kid movies and look up the white board animations. It is all about God and Jesus. You will absolutely love it!:)

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