Saturday, May 8, 2010

Special Mother

On this Mother's Day eve I want to share with you about a very special Mother. She is the other mother in my children's life. Her name is Michelle Cheney. She is a wonderful Christian mother who has shared the roll of mother with me for many years. It has not always been easy, in the early years I didn't think anyone could take care of my kids the way I could and they sure didn't need a mother because they already had one. She was young and didn't have children of her own so how could she think she could care for mine. As the years passed God worked through us both to fulfill his purpose in the kids lives. She has given her life to love and care for our family. I say our family because when you share children you will always be family, not the traditional family but family none the less. I am often encouraged by her faith and the way that she shares it. My prayer today is the our kids will always love her and honor her as their mother. She may not have birthed them but she has had to endure lots of pain through the years. So my salute today is to Michelle Cheney the best other Mother I know. I am honored to share this job with her. Happy Mother's Day!


Mrs. Claus said...

Such a sweet tribute! I love reading your blog!

I gave you something on my blog, you should check it out on Sunday!

Happy Mother's Day

Laura said...

Happy Mother's DAy Lori :) We love you.

Michelle said...

Laura directed me over to your blog this morning and I am so glad she did. Thank you for your kind words and for sharing something that is not easy to do - your children. I asked the Lord a long time ago to allow me to love each of them unconditionally as my own and He is so faithful that He honored that request. I have never doubted for a second that my own family dynamics were meant to prepare me for the family He would bring to me. The previousness of God's grace as we see it unraveled in our lives is mind-boggling to me all the time. Happy Mother's day to you and thank you again.