I had an appointment this afternoon with a friend. As we were parting she reminded me that we had not seen one another since October!! That could not be right....could it???
The entire SEASON of Fall had passed---Thanksgiving, Christmas, A New Year, another Birthday!!! How fast the days go by.
When I realized earlier tonight that almost a week has passed since I said hello from "Sweet Tea" or spent some time visiting some of my favorite bloggers, my friend's comment rang true again.
Note: I did not say "commented" on my favorite blogs. Most often I do just what you all do, I peek in the windows, enjoy hearing about your lives, the blessings, the photos and the recipes!!
I have spent my past few days working on coming days.
I have 2 speaking privileges this weekend and my "baby girl' comes home from college to begin a summer of traveling WITH ME..Mama!!! Yeah!!
And speaking of MAMA....It is Mothers Day weekend.
I had BIG plans to kickoff a Celebration of Motherhood here on Sweet Tea by sponsoring a "BLOG CARNIVAL", I am told it would be called. The trouble is, well, time flew by!
In any case, I still wanted to share a bit of public praise and honor for my MOM!!
This is her, Christine Goldberg Shuman, on a trip to the mountains that she took with me and Honey last Fall.
My Mom is an amazing woman and one of the few people who faithfully read my blog so I know she will see this!!
She was married to my Dad, who was her high school sweetheart, for over 50 years when he left us to be with Jesus six years ago!!
The two of them gave birth to 4 daughters. ME FIRST!! I grew up being called their "oldest" daughter. I am still bitter about that! Just kidding, of course! My next younger sister is actually the same age as me for a month!! Now that is the sign of a "healthy" marriage!
My Mom is incredibly creative, wise, generous and gracious. She has always put her family above all else and still does today. She is a true Proverbs 31 Woman and is greatly admired and deeply loved.
She has owned several businesses of her own, made 4 matching dresses for every occasion while my sisters and I were little girls, always made my Dad feel like he was King of the hill, because he was to her. She has always been there for my sisters and me as well as all of our children and now children's children.
This is her with her Granddaughters.
God has honored my Mom by having ALL OF US---Every single one---4 Daughters, 4 Son-in-Law's, 9 Grandchildren and I have lost count, Grandchildren's Children, ALL--right here next to her.
Unbelievable in today's culture.
I WANT THAT!!!
We have most all Holidays together and celebrate life as a BIG CROWD on numerous special occasions.
She still believes in Santa Clause so he shows up at her house for a Christmas Eve party every year and has for as long as I can remember!
My Mom will be in the church when I speak this weekend, cheering me own and praying me out of telling "too much" or not enough!! Right after I am done, it will be my greatest Mothers Day honor to sit and have lunch with her!!
Time does fly but as busy as life gets, I pray that never miss telling her how much I love her, time and time again!!!
I love you Mom!
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are DAUGHTER'S born in one's youth.
How about you??? I would love to peek into your blog window and hear about your Mom!