Friday, February 22, 2013

Five Minute Friday - What Mama Did

It's time for the "Five Minute Friday" blogging post. The inspiration comes from Lisa Jo Baker

What you do is set your timer for five minutes and write whatever you want according to the prompt Lisa places on her blog every Friday. Then you go back, link your blog and give support to those who posted before you. And, we connect on Twitter with #FiveMinuteFriday.


My mom in bottom center, with me and my sisters and brother
My mom was and is my inspiration. She never told me "no" I couldn't do something. No matter what path I wanted to take, who I wanted to follow, or what I wanted to do, she was always there for me, supporting me. I made some very bad decisions in my life. I chose to follow certain people, I made mistakes with raising my children, and I lost sight of God so many times I can't count.

But, my mom was always there for me. She counseled me and in the end let me make some of my mistakes so I could learn from them. She led me back to God and then turned me over to His guidance.

I think I have it all together now, but I'd be a liar if I said so out loud. I'm an author, a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, neighbor, daughter of Christ, and so much more. Through it all, my mom has always been my number one fan. She adores the books I write, she brags to all her friends. She thinks I walk on the moon.

I want to be the person my mom loves and respects. I want to be worthy of her love and adoration. I want to be truly the person she brags about with all her heart and soul. She's worth it. Because, if you ask me, she is my inspiration.


Click on the Five Minute Friday logo below and see what others have written for their prompt. Have a great day.

Five Minute Friday


Britton said...

Very beautiful! Your mom sounds a lot like mine! I don't know what I'd do without her!

Debi said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom. It sounds as if she was a real rock in your life. I love that. Thank you for sharing today.

Rebekah said...

Yay to supportive Mother's! My mom is the same, and while I remember my childhood as being nearly perfect, it got difficult in the teen and adult years. But, same as you, I don't remember Mom telling me no, and when bad times came she was always there to help. It's wonderful you have had a faithful Mother of inspiration to you. Cheers on being a recognized writer too! That is something I aspire to be someday.

Robin said...

What a lovely tribute. It sounds like she truly understands what it means to love someone unconditionally. Thank you for sharing her with us today.

Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Thank you all for your comments. I truly appreciate them. I think just as a given, we should all do a tribute to our moms. Have a blessed day!

Ugochi said...

Wow! What a gift mothers are!
You wrote so well Vicki.
I wrote about the power of a mother's faith this week, you can go see it if you like.
Have a super blessed day!

Positively Alene said...

Such beautiful words and life! Stopping by from SITS.

Unknown said...

Hi Vicky
What a beautiful ode of admiration to your mom! She was a very wise woman to allow you to make your own mistakes!
Over via FMF.
Much love

Pam said...

Such a nice tribute to your mom. I enjoyed reading about her. I miss my mom so much--she was my biggest admirer too. Thanks for stopping by my love and leaving such a lovely comment.

Nina said...

All the important things said so beautifully and authentically ~ such a blessing to have a mom that loves one with unconditional love! said...

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