As many can tell you, I am just like my mother. I talk like her, sing like her, carry myself like her, love like her, think like her. I have never been one of those women who say, "Don't say I am like my Mom." I take it as a compliment because I think my Mom is the best.
My Mother, Lorraine Estep, has a strength that I have not seen in many people. She taught me how to respect & love my father. Because of they way she has loved my father, I can love my husband and respect my husband the way God intended. She is a safe place to run. Even when I know I have done wrong, I can run to Mom. Does she pat me on the back and tell me lies...NO, not at all. She always tells me the truth is love. Bo calls her his best friend. Let's face it, Newlyweds are dumb. 23 years ago, I was a dumb Newlywed. I called my husband names and treated him disrespectfully at times. I always thought I had just cause but my Mother told me something different. So I had to train my mouth to speak kindly and thoughtfully. It changed our relationship.
I love to hear my Mom sing and preach. Her understanding of the WORD amazes me. She knows it & lives it. Her heart is truly after God. She is a praying woman. I can close my eyes and go back 20-30 years when I was a young girl, listening to her pray. Praying for all of her children, congregation, family...A Godly woman.
|Mom, Kelcie, Cheryl & Me|
|My beautiful Mommy Laughing...|
She has the best laugh in the World
|Mom, Juliana & Lauren|
Our shopping trip
for Juliana's wedding gown
You say I am just like my Mother...THANK YOU!!!
A woman of Grace,
A woman of Grace,
A woman of Love,
Full of Strength that only comes from Above.
It shows in her laugh,
through the tears she cries,
Its in her song,
In her speech,
It shines through her smiley eyes.
She is a Godly Woman
Who carries His Word in her heart
Teaching her children the way of the LORD.
She is one of a kind
Our blessing from God
My Mother, My friend
A Huge Part of my BLESSED LIFE!!!