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Mother's Day: A Different Kind of Tribute

Updated on May 5, 2016
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Theresa is married to her high school sweetheart. She loves writing of her family and experiences in life.

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Not all Are Mothers and that is Okay


For over a week, I have been contemplating what exactly I should write as a Mother’s Day tribute to my mother, which would not be a hard thing to do at all, as I have said many times here on Hub Pages, in comments, how blessed I am to have the sweetest mother on the planet – she just has to be!!! All the while knowing, in reality, my mother is not the only mother on the planet who is the sweetest mother in the minds of her children. That being said, however, I felt burdened and prayed about the following.


What would it feel like to read or hear of all the wonderful Mother’s Day tributes and be someone who never had a mother? - Such as an orphan.


What would it feel like to read or hear of all the wonderful Mother’s Day tributes, and be someone who really just does not care to ever give birth or have a desire to have children, not to even to adopt or who may have chosen to abort?


What would it feel like to read or hear of all these wonderful Mother’s Day tributes, knowing that you are someone who is physically unable to give birth to a child, when it is that you are someone who desires to have a child?


What would it feel like to read or hear of all these wonderful Mother’s Day tributes, and be someone who was or is neglected, physically and /or mentally abused by their very own mother?


What would it feel like to read or hear of all these wonderful Mother’s Day tributes, and be someone who has a mother, but knows their mother never really cared to have them, and that they are just a burden to their mother, as their mother has told them such?


What would it feel like to read or hear of all these wonderful Mother’s Day tributes, and be someone who would love to adopt, but due to some mental health, physical or financial issues, is unable to adopt?


What would it feel like to read or hear of all these wonderful Mother’s Day tributes, and be someone who was passed around from one foster home to another until adulthood?


Anyway, with all of this on my mind and still not really coming up with what I wanted to write about, I just went on to church, and the Holy Spirit inspired me through the pastor’s wife today, on this Mother’s Day. She had been thinking along the same lines as I had.


I do not know why God has placed these thoughts on my mind, but since He has done so, I will share.


My Mother When She was Young

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Then the pastor's wife (who is also a pastor) made a great point, every single one of us was birthed into this world by their mother, i.e., orphans, adopted, raised by foster parents, those who have never known their mother for whatever reasons, and so on. If you are here, then you are due to having been birthed in some way, shape or form by your mother.


She went on to say that, as we are all made in His image, we have the same characteristics of God --- we are strong and we are nurturers also.


Sunday's Sermon Notes:


Genesis 1:26 “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness . . .” (Emphasis added referring to Father, Son and Holy Spirit.)


Check this out: Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in his own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female created them.” (Emphasis added.) This scripture is prior to when the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. Genesis 2:22


God’s word tells us that although we are made in His image (not saying God is female –NO, not going there), that man and woman have the characteristics of God, as we are ALL made in His image.


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So, maybe it is that you do fall into one of the questions posed in my mind? Who says you cannot still be a mother to many, if you so choose, by just being yourself and showing love, kindness, caring for your neighbors, troubled teens or anyone who comes into your path, being you have the characteristics in you, as you have been made in the image of God.


Our Lord God Almighty is not only a father to the fatherless, but He has those awesome characteristics of nurturing us, loving us, delighting in us as His children and giving us the desires of His heart, listening to our cries; drawing near to us when we are brokenhearted; rejoicing with us and sacrificially loving us no matter what.



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My Mother


My Mother


The sweetest mother on the planet,


She just has to be;


Just has to be!


My Mother


The kindest person I have ever known,


She just is;


Just is!


My Mother


The most courageous person on the planet,


She just has to be;


Just has to be!


My Mother


A woman who sacrificed everything for her children.


She just did;


Just did!


My Mother


The person who is always kept in such perfect peace;


She just is;


Just is!


My Mother


The most devoted wife her whole life,


She just was;


Just was!


My Mother


Who is 83,


The person who never spoke one negative word against another.


She never did;


Just never did!


My Mother


A person who now suffers with dementia,


You see,


And, yes, she is still the sweetest mother on the planet;


At least to me and will always be for eternity!!!



My Mother.

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad when they were just married.
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I thank my God for blessing me with my mother. She would always tell us growing up (when she overheard her children), “If you do not have anything nice to say about someone, then you do not need to say anything at all.” I figured out later from where that came. Of course, we could never live up to that, so she would say that often to us.


As I stated, I have never once heard her say one negative thing about another person in my entire life, and she is 83! And she had plenty of opportunities, being that when my father came back from the wars, he was not the same and suffered from addiction to alcohol and PTSD. She is the most courageous woman I have ever known, and I know she understood my father's illness and had compassion upon him. She really loved him. He died in 1989, and she never remarried.


My mother would be sure to always tell us, that our father loves us, as it sure did not seem like love at the time. However, I understand she knew this was not the man she married, but she loved him greatly and was totally devoted to him. Now, as an adult, just as my mother, I have compassion in my heart for my father, only made possible through my relationship with my Lord, and the Holy Spirit who convicted me of the sin of unforgiveness. Now I am free to be who He created me to be. Free to love!


My mother has always been a mother who was ahead of her time, as far as what to put into your body and what not to place into your body, health-wise.


My mother would quote beautiful poetry during the day while we were growing up, and I always just thought she would just come up with all of it, until I was old enough to read for myself, and read all of the great poets from whom my mother quoted to us.


Even though my mother's dementia is growing worse, and sometimes it is that the person suffering can become mean-spirited, oh no, not my mother.


When something negative would come on television, she would immediately change the channel (which aggravated us a bit), thereby, always keeping her mind in perfect peace, as she choose to think of only those things that are lovely, true, excellent . . . as His Word tells us to do.


The first time I went away on a trip from home, I had a terrible case of being homesick, and came back home early, and my mother just read to me from Psalms, and a great peace just fell down upon my whole being. Which, in and of itself, is ironic, as home was not always a great place to be.


May God’s love shine down on all today (mothers or not), regardless of your circumstances in this life, and just allow Him to love on you like never before, as He so desires that very intimate and personal relationship with us all. That is why He created us. He loves us, and there is nothing in this world that you could have done to make Him not love you. He placed himself on that cross, so that you can be saved and set free from whatever. God is love.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi peachpurple,

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment about my mother. She was a special person who was so very strong and wise ahead of her time. She never spoke loudly or yelled for she was a gentle spirit and never spoke an ill words against anyone throughout her entire lifetime.

      On the other hand, my dad yellow quite a lot LOL. So, I guess it is true, opposites attract.

      Peace

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Your mom is a beauty, i remember how my mom used to scream and yell when i was a kid

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Nell,

      Yes, I just lost mine right before Christmas 2012, and not a day goes by that I do not think of her. I am sorry for your loss. She must have been so very special to have a lovely daughter such as yourself.

      Early Sunday morning, I was sitting at my breakfast table drinking coffee and thinking about my sweet mother when I was a young child. We would put out sunflower seeds to attract the Cardinals, as that was her favorite bird. Their songs are so lovely. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a bit of red out of the window I was sitting next to, and I kid you not, a Cardinal was perched right next to me on my windowsill and singing such a lovely song. Then it took flight!

      I certainly did have a most wonderful day, as I was presented with a "Mother's Day" card, with me thinking all the while that is was a gift card for a spa treatment LOL, when in reality it was an ultrasound of my daughter's baby! What a surprise to say the least. I have three grandchildren by my son, who is five years younger than my daughter. This child will be the first child by my daughter. Truly a beautiful blessing of a day.

      Thank you so much.

      Hugs,

      Faith Reaper

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Beautiful hub Faith, I remember my mother so well, I lost her 14 years ago, and still think of her every single day, I hope you had a wonderful day, hugs, nell

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Happy Mother's Day, Debbie!

      Thank you for remembering this post. God is certainly good. I just arrived home after spending the day at my daughter's home and we received the best news on a Mother's Day one can receive!

      I know you miss your sweet mom, as do I. They are so cherished. I have shared some news on a forum a minute ago.

      Hugs and much love always

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Hi Faith.. i remember this wonderful tribute to your mom and all moms.. but you brought up some wonderful points.. I thought about that too.. but God is good... He does repair lives and helps through hurt.. I have been so blessed like you to have a great mom.. I miss her so much... like you do your mom... .. hugs my dear and happy mothers day too you

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Author Cheryl,

      I am so sorry about you never feeling or being shown love from your mother ... that is so painful. Yes, not all should be mothers for sure! That breaks my heart when I hear of such. I understand about being a mother too and giving all our children the unconditional love they deserve, but it still does not mean they will love you unconditionally it seems. I am so glad you have forgiven, as they may not even be aware of the pain they have caused you in this life, but you have taken an active step in the healing process by forgiving.

      ((Hugs))

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      Cheryl A Whitsett 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

      Oh how I wish that I had a mother like yours. She never showed us affection or tried to keep our family together. Once I became a mother I gave my children unconditional love and still ended up with a very selfish son who thinks his mother doesn't exist. The pain and anguish I have gone through with my mother and son is something I have had to learn to forgive. Everyone shouldn't be a mother or have children.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Au fait,

      Thank you so much for reading. Mother's Day is just two weeks away! Yes, I truly had the sweetest mother on the planet, of course, I am biased. Sadly, she has since passed on just five days before Christmas in 2012. My siblings and I were blessed to have her as a mother, as I know not everyone has a sweet mother. We celebrated her 84th birthday on December 16, 2012 with all of the family while she was in hospice and she was gaining strength and they said she was going to be able to go home, but just four days later she was gone. I had written a bit about it in Christmas Love Continues to Spread Throughout HP Town because there were so many lovely hubbers who knew of her illness since Veterans Day that year and on, and I was really doing a tribute to them, and celebrating how well she was doing, then the Lord had taken her home. Can you imagine arriving in heaven during Christmas, what a grand celebration time!

      I appreciate the vote up and more, pin and sharing with your followers.

      Have a lovely Sunday,

      Faith Reaper

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      What a beautiful tribute to your mother! With Mother's Day just 2 weeks away, this is a fitting tribute to all mothers everywhere and especially here on HubPages.

      Voted up, beautiful, and awesome. Pinned to Awesome HubPages, and shared with my followers.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Tonipet,

      So glad for your visit here. Thank you so very much for your kind words. My mother went to be with the Lord this past Christmas on December 20th, just four days after her 84th Birthday. I published this hub last Mother's Day and so I just highlighted it this year, as I just couldn't write one this year.

      We are blessed to have had such loving mothers and I, too, would not be the person I am today if it were not for my precious mother, who loved unconditionally.

      Thank you for your beautiful comments. Thank you for sharing.

      Blessings to you too dearest Tonipet and thank you so much!

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hi Faith. I was touched with your tribute. Perhaps because I have a wonderful mother but is already in heaven, and the memories are all but living legend of one wonderful woman she was. I would not be what I am today had it not with her, I wouldn't be able to express gratefulness to you today had she not taught us love.

      Thank you for this beautiful experience. I would love to share this, as it's Mother's Day. I'm not a mother but I know how invaluable people mothers are.

      Blessings to you Faith... and Happy Mother's Day :=)-Tonette

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Rolly,

      Thank you so much for leaving such heartfelt comments here. I had written this last Mother's Day. My mother went on to be with the Lord just this past Christmas, four days after her 84th Birthday on December 20th.

      I did not have it in me just yet to publish another Mother's Day hub for this year, so I just highlighted this one from last year.

      I appreciate your kind comments towards me. I love your heart too and thank you for sharing about being a father to the fatherless. I know you have blessed many lives with the unconditional love you show to others no doubt!

      Hugs and blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Faith Reaper... Thank you for sharing what has been lain on your heart... what an awesome tribute to your Mom and a testimony of who you have become. One paragraph in particular caught my attention.

      "So, maybe it is that you do fall into one of the questions posed in my mind? Who says you cannot still be a mother to many, if you so choose, by just being yourself and showing love, kindness, caring for your neighbors, troubled teens or anyone who comes into your path, being you have the characteristics in you, as you have been made in the image of God."

      Years ago I had a word spoken over me "You will become a father to the fatherless." At the time I did not understand it. Years later and many people since have been placed into my path to love and it has proven itself over and over.

      Great hub and I so love the heart you have my friend... Hugs to your Mom.

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much Debbie! You are the best. Of course I wrote this last year before my mother went on to be with the Lord. But I just don't have it in my right now, being this is the lst Mother's Day without here, to write another one. I know I really should, but just can't seem to get it out. Maybe next year.

      Thank you for linking. I will your's too.

      Happy Mother's Day sweetie.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Faith my sister.. so glad I have seen this again I love it.. it is special just like you are..

      Happy Mother's day to you

      I will link this to my mothers day hub

      Deb

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Vinaya,

      Aw, all I know is my mother was the most precious, sweetest, strongest person I have ever known or will ever know. She died just this past Christmas, just four days after her 84th birthday. So, this Mother's Day is difficult for me. I wrote this last year.

      Yes, being a mother myself, mothers do want to protect their sweet babies from this world! All I know is that I want all my children to just be happy in who they are as a person and in this life, which is very short. The one devastating thing to a mother is to know their child is unhappy. That will break a mother's heart like nothing else in this world.

      Thank you for your kind word as always, Vinaya.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      As a teenager I read somewhere that mothers are bad because they do not want their babies to come out in the world. I did not understand what it meant. But now I understand. Mothers want to protect their babies from the seamy place. Thanks for your beautiful words.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Dear Vinaya,

      Always so great when you stop by to read and leave the most amazing comments. That is the most beautiful comment about your mother!!! You are so very wise, and I wonder from where you get all of that wisdom!

      Hugs and blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Faith, people say I have my father's features and inherited my mother's attitudes. My culture has taught me to see mother as the human manifestation of the divine. I see my mother as a friend who always stands with me in thick and thin.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi MeKenzie,

      I just saw your comment back to me dear. Thank you so very much for praying for my dear Mother. She is slowing getting stronger each day.

      I am so behind on everything here lately, and we just started putting up Christmas decorations last night and have to finish up tonight, although, I am a bit sad this year, but when my mother is well by Christmas, that will be the best Christmas present ever.

      God bless my dearest sister in Christ. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Faith, I sure will be praying for your dear Mother. So thankful that God spared her life and answered prayer. I look forward to hearing your miracle story when you have time. Take care dear one, you know He walks with you!

      God bless and Keep You Close to His heart,

      Mekenzie

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi dear McKenzie,

      Thank you so much for the kind words. Well, we found out she really does not have Alzheimer's disease, although one of my aunts did, but has dementia, so we assumed it would lead into Alzheimer's.

      Right now, my mother is in crisis. She will be 84 in December. This past week, she has been terribly ill. First she went in the hospital, we thought, for a urinary tract infection, but the found a kidney stone the size of her thumb, so they put in stinks around it, as her kidneys were getting backed up, and then her body went into septic shock and her blood pressure was zero!!! They placed her in ICU and she had all kinds of different complications and told the family she was not going to make it through the week! I had all my prayer warriors praying and the next morning, her conditioned changed for the better across the board. She was awake and talking and it was as if I had my mother back. They have just yesterday transported her to an Acute Longterm Care hospital in Georgia, which is another state from which I live. When I have a chance, I will email you dear one, as there were miracles that happened through this process to date, and even in my travel time to be with her, the Lord sent his angels to protect me, as I had a very startling experience on I-20, and it was just a miracle to say the least.

      God bless you. Please keep my mother in your prayers. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Hello dear Faith, I wanted to come by for an uplift as your hubs always do for me. I LOVE your Mother as you have described her. Her gentle and kind nature came through and she is one to be treasured and honored. Your words did just that.

      I am glad to hear she is still sweet even with Alzheimer .. the spirit abides within and glorifies God.

      Your poem showed your adoration and love for your Mother. It is true many women hurt with empty arms or horrid memories on this very special day. I have had many single women who have stepped into our lives and been like another Mother to my children. Loved well and adored.

      Great Hub and I was fulfilled by my expectation. I am uplifted!

      Thank you dear one, Voted Up and Beautiful

      Blessings and Hugs,

      Mekenzie

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Augustine, - so glad for your visit here. Thank you for sharing about your mother here. Mothers are pure love and they endure so much that we may never even know of to this date. Please stop by again. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Augustine A Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

      My mother has been a significant force in my life. She went through so much, and suffered from mental illness when we were younger. But she still remembers to tell us she loves us, and is always there for us. Thank you for sharing.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Hello anupma - I am so happy for your visit here, especially leaving such glorious comments about our sweet mothers, which they do so deserve. I appreciate your very lovely words. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Lord - well thank you for visiting here again, and leaving more lovely comments. Well, actually, she will be 84 in December. Yes, there's something extra special about a mother's love. I know I've said this here before, but I am blessed with the sweetest mother on the planet, and I am so thankful. Mom is doing well. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Dr Anupma Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      Mother is the most precious creature f God. Mother represents God. Full of compassion, love and care, a Mother is really the most lovable person of anyone's life. I love my mother too a lot. Your hub is a great tribute on Mother's Day. Poem is really very beautiful and it has a universal theme.

      Voted up, beautiful and awesome.

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Needed to visit again this hub, to refresh a priceless love for the mother that gave us this life. Even when we fall and do not deserve their kind heart, we get hit by a Godly connection with a simple loving word from them. Thanks again Faith! Hope your mom is fine.. 83? Loved the poem!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you Debbie. God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I have already read this.. but I just had to come back and read again so beautiful;.. I am sharing on Facebook on the prayer request page..

      Debbie

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      girishpuri, thank you so much for reading and commenting. A mother sacrifices so much because of her great love. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      an awesome tribute to motherhood, thanks

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Mhatter, thank you for leaving such honest comments. I am sorry you did not know love for your mother, and that you had to deal with all concerning her death. God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      my mother was a person. i never had to walk in her shoes. from the time (5 years old) i came to America, i can't remember ever loving her. i did learn to respect her. when she died, it fell on me alone to bury her.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Suzette, thank you so much for sharing and I know your thousands of children were blessed to have you as their teacher! I appreciate you reading and leaving such an awesome comment. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Faith: And what a wonderful and beautiful daughter you are to your mother. This is a wonderful tribute to mothers and to all women - you are so thoughtful. I have never had children - not a choice I made, but just the circumstances of my life. But, I have always felt blessed because I was a teacher to thousands of children over the years and they were "my kids." I am so fortunate for that experience. You have a unique vision for Mother's Day and I thank you for sharing this with us!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Angelme, I am so happy to see you stopping by to read. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Angelme566 5 years ago

      Faith , great hub to honor a mommy. Moms the only one who understands our silly and nonsense things.

      True , i agree everyday should be a mother's day because mommy's are our unsung heroes.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago

      Sueswan, thank you so much for reading and, you're right, one day is not enough! God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Faith Reaper

      A beautiful tribute to your mother and all mothers. One day is not enough. Mothers should be celebrated everyday for the unconditional love and sacrifices they make for their children.

      Voted up and away!

      God bless :)

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Well, I just tried to comment, and the page went away. So here I go again.

      Kathleen, thanks so much for reading and leaving the great comment. It is always a blessing to others when we are mindful to not leave others out just because their situation is different from our own.

      Gottabegod - What a great point, about leaving out the singles. I know my daughter feels left out a lot at church, as they do tend to teach and preach more to the married couples. It is great when pastors and others are mindful of this, as the Lord cares for all, and so should we.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Tracia Bussey 5 years ago from Southern USA

      You're so right Kathleen! It's the same thing with the subject on marriage. So many times, we minister about married couples as if everyone is. We need to ask God's help to consider everyone's situations.

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I always appreciate pastors, writers, who acknowledge not everyone has a mother they feel like honoring on Mothers Day for a variety of legitimate reasons. Same for Father's Day. Those of us who are blessed to have honorable parents should be reminded not every one is so blessed. Thanks for this wonderful hub.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      pstraubie, thank you so much for sharing about your mother too. She was a lovely mother. What a blessing they are to know and to love. I have no doubt she passed down all of her lovely qualitities to you. Thank you for the wonderful comments. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Fatith Reaper...The series of questions does bring it home about Motherhood. We are not all equally blessed. I share your view of my Mother. I have written about her and mentioned her in much of my writing. She was the most remarkable lady and taught me so many important things. She was kind and patient and long suffering..and had only kind things to say and like your Mother...she taught us if we couldn't say something nice do not say anything at all...

      She left the planet at 87...in 1991 and I miss her every day...but God makes it possible for me to commune with her through nature. Mother loved the land and loved to make things grow. So as I try to make sticks grow like she could, I feel her there with me cheering me on. Wishes and hugs to your sweet Momma.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      stars, thank you so much for the very lovely comments. I am so blessed that God gave me the mother He did. Thanks for reading. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Faith Reaper : Every moment with you're mom is very precious. She is a wonderful lady and her desire to see only the pleasant things on television was probably her way of protecting her children. You're picture reveals wonderful optomism, and joy , and you're mom did a wonderful job of raising you. God Bless You, and she will always be with you in you're heart.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      secondimage, thank you so much for reading and for leaving such lovely comments. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      secondimage 5 years ago from From a place lost in time and space

      Truly beautiful!! thank you for bringing to light this wonderful hub. Straight from the Lord, may God bless you. Voted up and awesom :)

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Brinafr, yes indeed! Thank you so much for reading and for the wonderful comments. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

      An awesome read, motherly figures in our lives are very important no matter what age we are. Voted up.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks Jackie for reading. All is well. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Great poem and write, sorry I missed it. Hope all is going well with you.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Debbie, thank you so much for reading and for leaving such inspring comments. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      this is so beautiful I LOVE THIS HUB.. My mom has passed and she was the most wonderful mom.. God really blessed me... now if I could only be like her.. What a great tribute to all mothers and the women that are not.

      You are awesome and I am so glad you listen to the Holy

      Spirit and wrote this

      Debbie

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much, thelyricwriter, for reading and for leaving the wonderful comments. God bless you my friend, Faith Reaper

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up and all across but funny Faith Reaper. Wonderful article. I commend you on the hard work that you have done here. Very well written and as always, a very important message. Mothers, whether by blood or name, very important. The beloved of the world, just a beautiful tribute to them all. Big thumbs up. Hope all is well with you friend and hope to see you around.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Gypsy, wouldn't that have been a phenomenal thing to witness! Your wish was a very beautiful wish, just as you are a truly beautiful person. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      - Gottabegod - Welcome to HubPages! Sunday was a beautiful blessing to all!

      - lord de cross - You are so kind to always comment and care. God bless.

      In His Love Always to All, Faith Reaper

      (still trying to get caught up)

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      - Marlene - Mother's are great, as they always know the right things to say! Thank you so much for the beautiful comments as always

      - Michele - God bless you! Thank you for the honest comments, which made me cry for you and the pain you suffered for so long. Healing does take a very long time.

      - teaches12345 - thank you for your beautfiul comments as always

      - Voronwe - thank you for such honest comments and I know if God wants to use this to help others, then He will do so. God bless you and yours.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, what a lovely blessing to come home from surgery and see such sweet comments from all - You ALL are so precious to me, and especially to He! Thank you all for the prayers. The surgeon only did the surgery to rule out ovarian cancer, and that is what he did, ruled it out - no cancer!!! Praise Him - to God be the glory!!! He heard the prayers.

      - tobusiness - thank you for the well wishes!

      - billybuc - you are such a sweetheart!

      - k2jade2 - so true, we do need to love on our mothers as much as possible!

      -Angelme - thank you for such lovely comments as always

      -mollymeadows - thank you so much for the prayers and for the lovely comments!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      My dear Faith, hope you are getting healed by now. With hope and strength in his word, everything can become short of a miracle. Have a nice one! Your tribute, touched so many of us!

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      Tracia Bussey 5 years ago from Southern USA

      Very beautiful Faith! It touched my heart and I was even more blessed to see the Mother's Day message from Sunday in your notes. Praying for your quick recovery from surgery!

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      Voronwe 5 years ago

      A beautiful hub, Faith! Had me in tears from the start - Mother's Day is depressing because I don't feel anything. I'm so grateful for your thoughts and uplifting messages; realized a lot. Thank you so much for this wonderful hub. I've sent it to all my friends- some of them can relate much and need to hear your message.

      Your tribute to your Mom was very heartfelt. God Bless you and your family! Best wishes and Take care...

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Love your tribute to mom's, especially the one to your mother. I miss my mom and wish I could have said more about how much she meant to me. Thanks for sharing this beautiful thought.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Faith I will pray for you. I could not vote. When my mother died, I missed her so much, I could not stand mother's day even though I was a mother. It has been over 12 years now and now it is fine. It took a little time, but God allowed me to accept and understand it. I thank God for that. Thank you for such a beautiful hub.

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Faith, I receive such joy from reading your hubs. What a great tribute to mothers. Like your mother, my mother use to say the same thing - that if you can't say anything positive about someone, then don't say anything at all. Practicing that concept really makes us humble, allowing us to look beyond the negative and find the good in everyone, no matter who they are.

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Faith, get well soon. My prayers are with you.

      This is such a beautiful hub, it brought tears to my eyes. Good health and happy days to you and your precious mother.

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      Angelme566 5 years ago

      Oh my Faith , you are so so bless with one great thing in this world ..your mother , having such an awesome excellent mom of yours i think is so more than enough..How i wish all mom would be like her and how i wish also i would be like your mom , a very refined value laden woman. I salute your mom ! And no wonder why you write so well also because your genes tells it , look at your mom , so good in poetry !

      I am wishing your mom a good health and more smiles to give.. God bless your mommy and to the whole family as well !

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      Kimberly Shelden 5 years ago from Idaho

      Beautifully written, this is a touching and precious subject. Not all people have had wonderful mothers, those who have should love on their mothers, hold on and never let go. And remember that their mother will not be around for ever. Well done. Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a lovely hub, beautifully written with a message for the Ages! Well done Faith! You are a wonderful human being and I'm proud to be your follower.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Faith, I hope it's nothing serious, wishing you a speedy recovery and hope to see you back soon.

      God bless.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      NOMSA

      TOBUSINESS

      GYPSY

      Thank you all for the lovely comments.

      I am now on my way to have surgery, so I will be away for a while and not be able to respond to comments, but I appreciate all who read and leave comments. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. A true tribute to all mothers and especially yours. God bless your mom. The one thing I thought of this Mother's Day was that I would have loved to see how those who had mom's celebrated with them all over the world. Not a small wish by far but an interesting one. God bless.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Faith, What a lovely tribute to your mum, she sounds amazing, a warm, generous and loving person.

      I'm sorry to hear about her dementia it must be very hard for those who love her to watch her go through it, but at times like this you are lucky, because you have such a strong faith.

      all the best to you and your family, take care now.

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      nomsa4 5 years ago from gauteng

      having a mother its the wonderful thing in the world, when u cry u call her, when u feeling sad u call her, just for her to rub ur sholder and tell u everything`s gonna fine, u sleep peacefully and u get to enjoy that.