Sunday, May 10, 2009

Gift of Confidence

Today in RS our lesson was on "The Gifts that We Individually Receive from our Father."  We talked about feeling positive in what we have been given as talents, spiritual gifts, etc that we use in our lives.  Many of us feel like we can't do things as well as the other people, and tend to feel inadequate.
I was sitting next to my Stephanie who just drove home from college yesterday. (thankfully safe and no worse for wear after a 12 hour ride alone) I said to her," I never don't think I can do things." She agreed that, "Yes Mom, you always think you can do everything," with a cute little devilish smile.
Okay, maybe I don't do things perfectly, or even very well sometimes, but I always know I can try and can eventually learn and do them pretty well. I decided that is my GIFT. I've always said I'm a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. 

(Picture of Joyce MK surrounded by some of her progeny (in the teal turtleneck))
So... just as I was trying to think of what I should write about my sweet Mother on this beautiful day, I thought, "well she gave me the GIFT to think I can tackle anything before me."

She too can do anything, but does it all very well. She instilled in me the confidence to follow that direction. "Thanks Mom!"
Here is a list of just 10 things my Mother does well:
1. Smiles and spreads good cheer to everyone she meets
2. Loves my Daddy with all her heart
3. Makes sure her 5 children, 19 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren know they are loved
4. SINGS beautifully
5. Cooks
6. Sews, knits, creates stained glass
7. Nurtures and supports
8. Thoughtful in remembering all the birthdays, and does thank yous so well
9. Has impeccable taste - making a beautiful home
10. Is the prettiest 80 something women EVER



  1. I always like to read what people love about their mothers. Yours sounds pretty mine!


  2. hey! so is mine! happy mother's day! kisses*