Wednesday, March 09, 2011

60 Years of Memories....

My mom is 60 today.
Happy Birthday :)
We love you!!

Growing up, I always loved seeing my parents kiss ♥

Mom always wanted a dozen kids... now with her 3 kids, plus 2 sons-in-law and her 7 grandkids, she has her 12!


She is the hardest worker I know... and she makes it look so fun!

1976...

Hymn to a Good Wife
Proverbs 10 - 31

A good woman is hard to find,
and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve,
and never has reason to regret it.
Never spiteful, she treats him generously
all her life long.
She shops around for the best yarns and cottons,
and enjoys knitting and sewing.
She's like a trading ship that sails to faraway places
and brings back exotic surprises.
She's up before dawn, preparing breakfast
for her family and organizing her day.
She looks over a field and buys it,
then, with money she's put aside, plants a garden.
First thing in the morning, she dresses for work,
rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.
She senses the worth of her work,
is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.
She's skilled in the crafts of home and hearth,
diligent in homemaking.
She's quick to assist anyone in need,
reaches out to help the poor.
She doesn't worry about her family when it snows;
their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.
She makes her own clothing,
and dresses in colorful linens and silks.
Her husband is greatly respected
when he deliberates with the city fathers.
She designs gowns and sells them,
brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.
Her clothes are well-made and elegant,
and she always faces tomorrow with a smile.
When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say,
and she always says it kindly.
She keeps an eye on everyone in her household,
and keeps them all busy and productive.
Her children respect and bless her;
her husband joins in with words of praise:
"Many women have done wonderful things,
but you've outclassed them all!"
Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.
The woman to be admired and praised
is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.
Give her everything she deserves!
Festoon her life with praises!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow...I don't deserve all that.
Thanks for the tribute Sarah
Love you
mom

Sarah said...

Yes, you deserve all that and more!!
xoxox
♥ Sarah

Nelia said...

Sarah - what a beautiful tribute to your beautiful mother :)

Yes you DO deserve such praise Mrs. McKay :) From the moment I met you, I knew you were lovely. The soft twinkle in your eye, the warm hug and smile, the tenderness of your voice made me feel so welcomed and loved! What fond memories I have of sleep-overs, parties, and cinnamon toast and tea! You are a mother that we mothers look up to! In a world of selfishness and pride, your love and devotion for your family, and your servant heart shine brightly!!!! Blessings on you and your special day!

Nelia