Mother's Day Without Mamma
This is the first year without Mamma on Mother's Day. In thinkin' 'bout her, I'm reminded 'bout her great faith.
Mamma always showed great faith throughout her life. She helped raise her two brothers and sister after their Mamma died. Every Mother's Day they'd send her Mother's Day cards, 'cause they felt like she was more of a mamma than a sister to 'em.
I remember her tellin' me that she always wanted to be a missionary in China. Even though she didn't make it to China, she became a missionary to her family, church, and community. She started teachin' little children in Sunday school when she was fourteen, and continued for the next fifty-four years.
Mamma could do anything she turned her hand to. She crocheted and quilted. Mamma canned every summer, and would always fix everybody's favorite food. She was known for her cookin', even got a write-up in the paper for her famous biscuits.
The holidays were special. Mamma'd dress up to greet the kids comin' to our door at Halloween. She loved decoratin' for Christmas and listenin' to all the Christmas music. July 4th we'd have a cookout usually. Easter and Christmas were her favorite holidays. Of course, all the family was together when possible.
Mamma went through a depression, the loss of her first baby, cradled two daughters, and survived hard times durin' the Great Depression and worry of a husband fightin' overseas durin' WWII. She made it through life 'cause of her faith in the Lord. She walked by faith and not by sight.
Mamma was an inspiration to me 'cause she lived a life of selfless love. I miss her like crazy! But her lovin' spirit will always be in my heart.
1 Corinthians 15:54-55 "Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" (NLT)
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mamma's!