Grace, Kindness, and Mercy

Proverbs 31:26-28 (KJV) says, “26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her househould, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband [also] and he praiseth her.”

My mom celebrated her….21st birthday (according to the Apple Bee’s singing group) a few days ago (actually, she had a 5 day celebration starting last Friday). Happy belated….21st birthday!! You are now officially able to drink something heavier than diet coke! Not that you would or want to but I’m just saying you are now of legal age…Congratulations!

Let me start by saying: Thank you mom for everything you have done. You are a wonderful mother (many could learn from you). You are a wonderful mom, wife, and a wonderful grandmother (I feel you are on your way to dominating the expectations that were set before you). Thank you for your wisdom, courage that you showed to our family while my sister and I grew up. Thank you for the honor, love, and commitment you showed to dad during those very difficult years.. You celebrated with us during the great times and you stuck by dad during the terrible times (I am truly sorry for all the pain I caused).

My children are very blessed to have a grandmother like you. I know for a fact they will turn to you when their dad is being unreasonable. I know they will come to you for advice when their dad is being as stubborn as your husband (we are one in the same in many different aspects). I know they will come play games with you because they miss you (and love you). I know my girls will lean on you for support simply because you have an (unjudging, unbiased, loving) ear that will hear every joy, frustration, hurt and anger they have.

I pray I can have that same ear to hear them in times of need.

Thank you mom for everything you have done, everything you have taught me, and everything that you are willing to do for my family. We love you!! (My girls will definitely need you)

P.S. Nana called me from Heaven’s emergency phone line and said she would be HIGHLY offended if you didn’t take the name of Nana as well. Maybe it was a dream (maybe a daydream. I’m not quite sure). She said: “You are worthy of the Nana name. I was patient, kind, full of wisdom, slow to speak, and very eager to celebrate every little accomplishment just like you are eager to do all these things. Please continue my name of Nana with your grandchildren.”

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Belated Birthday! You are the best mom that anyone could ever ask for!! Please know that Nana was the best grandma I could ask for during those difficult times and those very best of times… Please think about taking the name (My children are more than blessed to have you as a Grandma Nan!!)