Thursday, May 8, 2008

Happy Thankful Thursday!

I plan to honor my Mom in a Mother's Day Post, but also want to take a moment to thank God for her and some other special Moms today, as well.

♥ I thank God for my precious “Momma.” A preacher’s daughter and one of 11 children, she is one of the sweetest women who ever lived. She and I always celebrate Mother’s Day a day early. We’ll be having breakfast together on Saturday morning and will then spend much of the day together. It’s always a special time.

♥ I thank God for Millie, the Mom I inherited when I married Tom. In her mid-to-late 80’s (no one knows for sure because she won’t tell!), she is such a character! She and I have always gotten along beautifully and I love her dearly.

♥ I thank God for the biological Mom who carried my husband Tom, and then selflessly gave him up for adoption as an infant back in 1957. I doubt a Mother’s Day goes by that she doesn’t think of him.

♥ I thank God that Tom and I still have our Moms in this life to celebrate. What a blessing.

♥ I thank God for “Aunt Helen.” Though never able to have children of her own, she adored and practically helped raise my husband Tom and his two sisters. When I came along, she was one of the first to embrace me and make me feel a part of the family. We love her like another Mom.

♥ I thank God for the privilege of being a Mom, specifically of being Brennan’s Mom. The blessings God has granted me through him are immeasurable. My heart overflows with joy.

And now, a few additional praises we’ve been celebrating recently in our house…

♥ The birth of a beautiful, healthy baby girl to my dear cousin, Beth. She’ll make a wonderful Mom and I’m so happy for her! It makes me smile to think of her celebrating her own first Mother’s Day!

♥ The engagement of two very precious and Godly friends, Noah and Nicole. Noah just left earlier this week for a six month missions trip to Australia. Nicole will be planning their November wedding while he’s away. It is such a joy to see a couple so very much in love! Can’t wait to see how God uses them as husband and wife!

♥ With the completion of one last exam this morning, my son will be officially finished with his freshman year of college!

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever. ~Psalms 136:1 (NLT)

May this Thursday find you thankful...

P.S. Thanks Sweetie! God spoke to me through your words this morning.

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Nancie said...

Such a sweet thankful list! Thank God for so many wonderful mothers. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. May you have a Blessed Mother's Day!

Denise said...

Such a heart touching thankful post.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I really (I mean REALLY) need to get on the stick with honoring my mom and the mothers in my life who mean so much to me. Thank you for reminding me!

On another note, my son came home last week, and is currently (at 11:08 AM) asleep upstairs. I'll let him enjoy it a little longer, but the grass needs a mowin' and a job needs a findin'.

Be blessed this Thursday.


Natalie said...

Your words are so sincere, Tracy.

LynnSC said...

What a great Thankful list. Sounds like you are truly blessed... and the fact that you realize it and Praise HIM for it is another blessing in itself.

Have a great Thursday.

Tiffany Stuart said...

Loved the focus on moms this Thursday. Beautiful.

ANd a huge hug and thanks for the comment and prayer on my blog. I'm touched by your care and love.

Melanie said...

Tracy, This is such a beautiful honoring those special women in your life. God sure is good to provide us with such wonderful moms, isn't he?

Have a blessed Thankful Thursday!

Gina's Public Diary said...

Lovely tribute to the Moms in your life.

Susan said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Tracy!

Oh what a beautiful tribute to some really WONDEFUL mom's! You are truly one very blessed woman.

Thanks for sharing this with us, I'd love to meet them all!

Hope you have a great TT today♥

e-Mom said...

This was a joy to read. You have so many wonderful "Moms" in your life. Enjoy your special day with your Mom on Sunday!

Darlene said...

What a lovely way to honor your moms. Thanks for sharing.
I hope you have a great time Sunday with your MOM!

SweetPea said...

Much for which to be thankful!!!

Storm said...

What a wonderful tribute to all the mothers in your life.

Becoming Me said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom, mil, and many others who have blessed your life.

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

This was such a beautiful post! Your mother sounds wonderful. I am adopted, too, so I, too am thankful for my biological mother.

Oh, your WFW is absolutuley gorgeous!!!!!!!

Happy Mother's Day, Tracy!

Phyl said...

Ok, sister, that's it. I LOVE your blog and am adding you to my blog roll so I can come over and get teary-eyed on a regular

You know they say what comes from the heart touches the are a beautiful gal.

Your sister in Christ...