My Mother's Day flowers
I also was the proud recipient of a jar of olives, a pack of gum, breakfast and OJ in bed, a cookie from the baby shower they had next door yesterday (that Gracia ate for me), 100 kisses from Jkaile (he's really into kissing these days!), a toy compass from Chikfila, and an old red pen. I am truly blessed!
I thought a lot about my own Mom today...mostly because she is traveling these days. She just spent 3 weeks on a consultant trip to Colombia and is now in Ecuador visiting my two sisters who work there. I confess to being a wee bit jealous...who wouldn't want to enjoy the beautiful scenery plus spending time with family?! I got to skype a little with her tonight...incredible what technology can do these days!
One of my all-time favorite pictures of my Mom is this one, that I think really represents her well. That beautiful smile and a heart that has loved these precious people for several decades now...she had just given a life-saving injection to this little baby, a first in this tribe. I have to say that I admire her dedication and commitment to God, because all she ever aspired to be was a wife and mother and yet she has become so much more than that!
I'm kind of far away from my other mother as well, my mother-in-law Delia...but thanks to good telephone service, we were able to hear her voice, at least for a little while. I am very thankful for her life and her dedication to serving God...especially how she brought Miguel up to be the godly man that he is!
Miguel's parents, Angel and Delia