Friday, January 30, 2009

A gift from my Mom!


I received a special package from my mom today!
Isn't it pretty?


This is what was in the little box. I told her that
I saw a cross in an ad but hadn't been able to find one like it.
This isn't the exact one but is similar. She wanted to buy
me something special for my 50th birthday.
Isn't it pretty?
I absolutely love it!

My mom and me on Christmas eve.
Thank you mom! You are the best and I love my new necklace.

My mom battles Parkinson's everyday now. We don't know the pain or the frustration to not be able to do what our brain tells us we can do
while living in a body that doesn't function that way any more. She doesn't have the shakes like Muhammed Ali or Michael J. Fox. She has the rigidity which is more the unseen part of the disease. She has to tell her brain and wait for it to respond when she wants to walk or get up from sitting. It's only then that you realize that she has something that doesn't work right.
She has a great attitude and does very well with the limitations this disease has given her. She loves the Lord and sings praise to him. She feels God has given her a ministry to those in her church that are disabled or who suffer like she does with a crippling disease. She told me recently that without the Parkinson's that she doesn't think she would have the faith she has today.

Today, I see this verse in my mom: Philippians 1:6 says "For I am confident in this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus." My mom is living this verse out. I thank God for a godly mother and a good mother. We haven't always seen eye to eye and still don't sometimes but I love her dearly and she given so much to me over the years. I'm not talking things...I'm talking wisdom, practical guidelines to live by and love.
I love you mom!
You ARE the BEST!

10 comments:

Carol said...

Hi Connie,

What a beautiful story of your mom, and what a witness she is for our Lord.

And she has great taste in Jewlery too.

Hope all I well,
Carol :)

Nina Diane said...

a beautiful cross Connie.
and a very beautiful post about your mom!

Christine said...

The Necklace is beautiful! What a wonderful mom you have and she is lucky to have you as a daughter as well. =O)

Connie said...

Hi, Connie!
Thanks for sharing about your mother and the testimony of her faithfulness to the Lord...she is an inspiration.
Also,thanks for stopping by to say hi to me via my blog. I was wondering if you joined in on the
Bible verse memorizing at the LPM blog? It has been a blessing to me already.
I live in the Chicago area...and it looks like you came to town for a visit recently...Chicago is a beautiful city...if you are ever back, I would love to meet you!
God bless!
Connie

Dawnie said...

what a great gift. What a neat mom and its so great you have a great relationship despite the times you dont agree.

Judy said...

Aren't mothers so very special? That cross necklace will always be a treasure. Your mother's story was an inspiration to me in that she continues ministering to others despite her own suffering. Thank you for sharing it. The picture of you and your mother conveyed to me that you are both aging beautifully.

JyLnC said...

What a great post about your mother and I love the necklace. One of my favorite types of necklaces is an ornate cross.

Karen said...

Hey Girl,
Tell your Mom I miss her jam!
Beautiful cross. That is something you'll treasure forever and ever.
And I know you know how fortunate you are to still have her to hug and share with. Every day is a gift. You are Blessed.
Hugs. Big hugs.

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Connie,
First of all love the cross. and Second of all, hold on to your Mom a little more tightly and love her a little more dearly, spend special moments just sitting with her talking and enjoy your time with her. After losing my Mom in November, I miss her so much and wish I could have just one more time with her. Thanks for reminding me how special Mom' are in our lives.

Judy said...

Connie, Happy Valentine's Day to you too! And a very Happy Birthday to your beautiful mother! Aren't we so blessed to have them in our lives? Your visits and comments always mean so much to me.

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