One of my favorite mamas EVER is on the blog today. Meet Ruth… and Olivia and Maryn. "Everything has changed. What used to be important seems just silliness now. My every waking moment is focused on these two precious girls and our family."
"My mom loves to play the piano; she encouraged all of us (6 siblings) to play an instrument. Since we have grown up, she has continued to expand her talent through lessons and daily practice and is an amazing pianist. When she visits, I know I can count on daily serenades and even her own compositions."
I asked Ruth about her favorite characteristic of each of her girls...
"Olivia: her beautifully kind spirit. I used to pray when she was still in utero that God would allow her to bring joy to everyone she meets--and she does!"
"Maryn: her scream! She is not afraid to let her presence be known. She will need this characteristic as she gets older. :-)"
"I love seeing moms that are calm in the midst of chaos that children naturally create. They give me hope that I too can not worry or not stress about the little things."
I also asked Ruth to tell me about the most important lesson her own mother ever taught her…. and Ruth's answer made me tear up. And I dare say that it will make her mama proud to read her words….
"To honor your father and mother. She was an only child (after her twin sister passed away from Leukemia at the age of 5) and she remained a supportive daughter to her mother until my Grannie's recent passing in 2011. Her daily emphasis on the importance of family and the sacrifice that daughters/children can and should make to honor their parents has made a life-long impact on me. Family is our greatest treasure."
Our greatest treasure, indeed.