Saturday, May 10, 2008

10 reasons why I love my Mom

My Mom: Josephine Gayle McClaine Rawlins (High School Senior Picture)

1. She taught me what real beauty was all about.

2. She laughs easily and often, and finds humor in even difficult situations.

3. She has taught all of her daughters how to be a good and loyal wife, and how to be sweet, loving, and supportive to our husbands no matter what.

4. She taught us to have a love for music.

5. She has taught us to "save our kisses for our sweetheart".

6. She can be a real bad-a_ _, especially if some big tough kids steal her son's bike.

7. She taught us to have hope for the future.

8. She has sacrificed for all of her children, more than we could ever know, and she still does.

9. She is smart. She knows more about grammar than anyone I know, and she has shared with her children a love of reading, books, and language.

10. She taught us the gospel and has always been a perfect example of having faith and believing in miracles. She Taught us how to pray, and read the scriptures, and to turn to Heavenly Father for help. To be active in the church and always be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Taught us by example that Heavenly Father will help us if we help ourselves...that there is always a way.

We are who we are because of you Mom. Thank you for all the years of being there for us. Being an example, and a listening ear, giving advice, praying in our behalf. We couldn't have done it without you...and everything we have become is because of you and Dad. We are so lucky to have you for our parents.

Happy Mothers Day Mom! I love You!!!


Shelli said...

Rachel, what a beautiful tribute to Mom. I just got her a card. Everything you said is true, she has been a wonderful mother, and has truly blessed our lives.
Thanks for writing that, now lets just hope we can get her to read the blog. (hee, hee.)

Amber said...

So sweet! And Grandma if you read these comments...Happy Mothers Day. Thanks for always listening to us and loving us.
Happy Mothers day to you to Rachel.

Greg & Andrea said...

Happy mothers day. What a sweet tribute to Grandma. I wish I would have thought of that for my mom (maybe next year)I just hope that you know that you also have all of those wonderful qualities and you will pass them on to your children too.

Miranda Eccles said...

You mother is BEAUTIFUL...that's why you are too! This is the sweetest tribute.

Rachel Bingham said...
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Dave said...

Very nice tribute to your mom Rachel. You guys are lucky and blessed to have such a good mom and dad. I know they are proud of you all.