Friday, May 9, 2014

Remembering Our Mothers & Our Heavenly Mother On This Mother's Day~

Happy Mother's Day To All you Awesome Mother's out there~
My Beautiful Mother~ Leone
As I was exercising this morning I was tuned into the, 'Today Show'. There was a sweet segment on Mother's and Daughters. All of a sudden my eyes filled with tears and I thought to myself. I want my Mom. These moments come unbidden but I really miss my  dear Mother. There are days that are really hard and I want to go to the phone and call my Mom. I guess if I were to have my Mom still here; I would talk with her and visit her more often than I did when she was a live. Since my Mom passed away in 2006; I have recognized more than ever before how much she really loved me and was always doing things for me. I think I took my Mother for granted. As a youth she sewed practically everything I wore. She made all of my prom dresses and my wedding dress. Whenever, I went to girl's camp for a week in the summer; I would come home and find that she had re-decorated some aspect of my room. As I had each of my precious children she and my Dad came to help me for a week to 10 days. I really miss my Mom so much.
                                             My Sweet Mother In Law~Nyal
I also miss my sweet Mother in law. She was such an example of faith, and perseverance. She had a lot of health issues and experienced great pain; but was always brave and true. She was gentle and kind and I loved her very much. I miss her too.  I will love these dear mom's of mine  forever and I know I will see them again someday. 

A Special Happy Mother's day wish to some of my favorite Mothers!
 These are my very own daughters and daughter in laws and granddaughter in laws.  What marvelous mothers they are and examples of true motherhood. 
      Back Row - Mary, Daughter in law; Jessica, Grand Daughter in law; Jenni, Daughter; Dana, Grand      Daughter in law:  Front Row - Christina, Daughter; Amanda, Daughter in law; 
Tiffani, Daughter; Amber, Daughter in law ~ 

I also believe I have a Heavenly Father and A Heavenly Mother~

First enjoy this rendition of "O, My Father by my daughter, Tiffani~

The verse I love the most states the following: 
I had learned to call thee Father, 
Through thy Spirit from on high, 
But, until the key of knowledge
Was restored, I knew not why.
In the Heav'ns are parents single?
No, the thought makes reason stare!
Truth is reason; truth eternal
Tells me I've a Mother there!
Words by Eliza R. Snow (LDS Hymn book pg. 292)
Another beautiful verse for this hymn is written by Warren P. Aston as a 4th verse.
You can find a beautiful article  entitled Remembering Our Mother In Heaven written by Warren P. Aston here.

O my Mother, thou who dwellest
with my Father up on high, 
There beside Him, not behind Him, 
Now revealed to thy children's eyes. 
Shall we know then thou wast nearby?
See the Pattern for our race?
As thou standest there, together
We gaze at last into thy face. 

I believe with all my heart that we have Heavenly Parents. I am sure our Heavenly Mother too sent us forth to this earth with the desire that we return once again back into her arms. 
Another beautiful hymn about our Heavenly Mother was written by Chase Harrison (1852-1936), entitled, Our Mother in Heaven. (Juvenile Instructor, March 1, 1892). You can read this lovely hymn as found in the article by Warren P. Aston. Take a moment to read this one; it is lovely.
Enjoy this special Hymn entitled: "Oh, What Songs of the Heart" by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir~ Listen carefully to the last verse.

May we all know that someday we will return into the
 arms of our Heavenly Parents. 
I believe this to be true.

Other Articles and Quotes On Heavenly Father And Heavenly Mother~
Decisions For Eternity -
Quotes from President Harold B. Lee - 
The Lord A Role Model For Men and Women -
 Becoming Like God- 


Mom of 12 said...

LOVE that pic with all your mothers in your life. Such a wonderful idea! I hope I can remember that when my own are grown and married.
Have a wonderful Mothers' Day!

Debbie said...

What a special entry LeAnn....really beautiful!! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Patricia Pitterle said...

I also love all the mothers in your life. What a great way to share. I need to do something similar for my daughters. One will be having a baby on Monday. Life is indeed beautiful.

singing/granny said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! What a beautiful mother you have. I miss my mom too! And what a beautiful bouquet of daughters! Enjoy the moments! Melody

Denise said...

Such a beautiful post, bless you. My momma also passed away in 2006. I understand your hurting heart. May you have a wonderful mothers day. I love you.

Christy Monson said...

Thanks for this sweet post. I'm remembering my mom right now. Missing her. Lots of love, Christy


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