Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Remarkable Woman

Today's post is written by Kristina Willis Lama, Zach Willis and Julianna Willis.  

Maria and Kristina
From Kristina........
"Mom, thank you so much for being here for me during my pregnancy. I can't wait until Madison is here so she can see what an awesome grandma she has! I love you and happy Mother’s Day

Zach and Maria

From Zach......
My mom. Wow, where do I even begin? Haha, my mom is, in my mind, the ideal mother. In no way could I change anything about her to make her a better mom than what she's been for my sisters and I throughout my childhood and even still today. One of her most noticeable traits as a mom has been her dedication to mine and my sisters' activities, academics, and our lives in general over the years. She has always been there at almost every sporting event of mine, always pushed me to achieve academic excellence, and instilled in me the morals that every boy should acquire to become a mature man as well as a gentlemen. All of the good qualities that one may attribute to me I do not accredit to my own doing, but to her and the life lessons she has given me. Among all of that, the greatest teachings she has given my sisters and I have been on the importance of a God-centered life and she has lived a perfect example of that while raising us. 

 From Julianna......
Julianna and Maria
One of the reasons that I know that I am incredibly, constantly, incomparably loved by our Lord is His gift of making Maria Willis my mother. 

She has always been there for me. Not only at my countless sports games or play practices, but even during my struggles, trials, and mistakes. She doesn't think twice when she stays up until the early hours of the morning to catch up with me when I've had a busy day or just talk through things with me. And she has taught me to always look to the Lord, look in His word, and remember the amazing promises that He has made. 

She makes me feel dearly loved and missed when I am not there to see her, and she makes me feel treasured and prized when she makes the long drive to visit me. 

She is the example of a godly woman. She has shown me what giving with a joyful heart looks life; she has shown me what a Proverbs 31 woman looks like; and she has shown me that our lives can do amazing things for the glory of the Lord, if we give Him that authority in our lives.

She is a remarkable woman and words cannot express my gratitude for having her as my mother. 

1 comment:

  1. Love this. Maria, you are one remarkable lady.