Monday, November 12, 2007

Some things are better with time

Wow, does time seem to fly by sometimes. I can hardly believe that my youngest brother just turned 18, and even harder to believe that my mother is about to be 50! As children, we expect our siblings to get older as we do, but it always seems that our parents stay in some kind of time warp until one day you realize that they have been aging all the while. I am by no means indicating that my mother, or "mama", is old or close to getting old(even though just the other day she stated that she didn't like this getting old business!) With David's father battling a serious disease, it puts into perspective just how statuesque these people are in our lives. My mama may be turning 50, but with it comes even greater wisdom and maturation. Exactly what I will need her to pass along to me over time as I have already begun to expand my family. My hopes are to one day become the great woman that she has set herself to being: having...a love for the Lord, a desire to obtain knowledge, the kind of patience that exists only in mothers, a deepening love for her husband, the ability to laugh and to cry, and the assurance that she is doing what she thinks is best for her family. A true Proverbs 31 woman is not built over night, but in the beauty of time one is made. The refining process is not always easy, but can always be found beautiful. To my beautiful ruby in the making, Happy Birthday!

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