Tireless. Hard-working. Giving. These are just a few of the many, many wonderful traits that are my Mom.
Tireless – Grandma always said that Mom was born tired, later to be diagnosed with Narcolepsy, but growing up she was in bed asleep by 7 pm most nights; she just couldn’t stay awake any longer.
Even with this disease, she was always on the go, she went through Nursing School and became an RN. She didn’t work too many years though, because after she met and married Dad, she worked until I came along and then hung up her Nursing Cap for motherhood.
While she was busy raising my siblings and me, she battled being tired and falling asleep at the drop of a hat, but she still kept up with all the duties of running a busy household. Dad had a plumbing business and she tirelessly helped him with the bookkeeping end of the business and kept things like inventory organized in the garage.
When I was in my early teens, Mom went to a sleep study at Stanford University where she was finally diagnosed with Narcolepsy, and given the proper medication to help her stay awake.
Hard-working – Even today, Mom is still a hard-worker, always keeping busy, doing something, for someone else. She has a selfless, extremely giving heart and takes great pleasure in doing for others, where ever there’s a need. If it wasn’t for her bad back, I think she’d be doing even more.
She attends a wonderful church in our town and has been very active there; she works in the nursery and she spent many hours handling and implementing the organization of the church’s Library. This was a perfect job for her as she’s always been an avid reader; in fact, she instilled the love of reading in my sister and I, so her working with books was the perfect afternoon special time for her.
Giving – Not only is mom a tireless and very hard-worker, she’s also the most giving woman I know. When I was first out on my own, and I had trouble making my car payment, it just took one phone call and she and Dad would cover it for me. She’s always been very generous with her time, money when she’s able, and anything else that was needed.
There are many people, but especially her grandchildren, that have benefited from her generosity. She and dad gave one grandchild their car when they bought a new one. She spent hours when my children were young, helping them get their rooms organized. The German in her comes to play there, she’s always been very organized and my children enjoyed the results of that.
I can only hope and pray that I make Mom proud by becoming the same Godly, tireless, hard-working, giving woman that she is! I love you, Mama! Happy Mother’s Day!