I wanted to write a public note of thanks to my Mama. I am who I am today largely because of my mother’s influence.

When I think of you and who you were to me when I was little, words do not come to mind but feelings and pictures do. Some of my favorite times were when my head was in your lap and you would stroke my hair. (No one can stroke my hair as wonderfully as you do!) Watching you crochet, learning, and finally making art with you. Hearing your songs around the house and from the yard. Your singing is somehow a part of me. The smell of baking biscuits is a part of who you are to me. And your curls, too. Hair braiding was a fun thing for us to learn from you, and now it is a part of who I am. You taught me portraiture and gave me your camera. I’m so grateful for the lovely photos you took of my sisters and I growing up. Now I have a wonderful tool to document my own children and a love for photographing people. Thank you!

These are wonderful memories for me and they are what I think about when I think of you.

Thank you for allowing God to give us life through you, and for fighting for us. Thank you for being the godly wife and mother that we were to emulate. Thank you for the sacrifices, the songs, the training, the photos, and the hair stroking!

Happy Mother’s Day!

I love you!

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One Response to “To My Mama”

GiGi Says:

You know Mama and comments… I just wanted to tell you that I was with her while she was reading this and your words touched her. It was as if they reached off the page, wrapped your very own arms around her and hugged her. Precious!

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