Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mother's Day 2008 Giveaway Photo


I'm so excited about this giveaway, more for the opportunity to show off my mother than the prize (but, the prize would be really, really nice ;). This picture captures more guts and heart than you can tell just from looking at it. Obviously, this is at my wedding, and yes, this is my mother. If it appears that she is holding her head a little stiff, there is a good reason for that. My mother had just been in a really bad car accident months before my wedding and thought that she would not live, let alone make it to my wedding. When she realized God would have her to stay with us here on earth a little longer, she certainly didn't think that she would be able to participate in the wedding. My mother's neck was broken in 3 places (hence the rigid neck--she had taken off her neck brace to take the wedding pictures) among a host of other injuries that made her wheelchair bound. She wasn't supposed to walk again, and the threat of amputation of one of her legs loomed over her head. She was fiercely determined though, that if the good Lord let her live, she WOULD be in my wedding, but not only that, she would WALK down the aisle on her own two legs, to see her daughter marry the most wonderful man in the world (and the one she and Daddy finally liked:) Well, Shirley (Mom) did just that. With the Lord's miracle firmly in place, she was standing in this photo, telling me how absolutely blessed she felt and how proud she was of me, and, she was escorted, ever so slowly down the aisle to her special place on the front pew. Needless to say, this picture is very special and precious to me. I hope you enjoy it!
BTW, go to http://www.5minutesformoms.com/ if you want to see many other "mom" photos and if you'd like to enter any or some of the many Mother's Day 2008 giveaways posted there and at other sites being featured. I couldn't successfully post a button you could click on to just jump right over there. Anyway, Eggbeaters (R) is giving away a $1000.00 American Express Gift Card to the winner. Now folks, I don't enter every contest or giveaway that comes my way, but I thought that there might be a small :) reason I might try for this one!!

10 comments:

Patrice said...

I love this picture of you and your mother! There is such strength and grace and love overflowing from it! Thank you for blessing us by posting it here!

Mrs. Annie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

This picture and the story you shared just brought tears to my eyes. Praise God from whom all blessings come!

Simply beautiful!

The Downtown Boutique said...

What an amazing and beautiful story! God is SO good! Thank you for your sweet comments on my photo.

Angie

Peculiar said...

Thank you Mrs. Annie in return, for coming to my blog also.
I'm with you-praise God from whom all blessings come, and the story behind this picture is a major blessing that we'll never forget. Thanks again.


Angie, God IS so good!! And my mother, but more importantly, our God, are amazing!! Thank you for stopping by as well.

Peculiar said...

Patrice,
Thank you for your observation of those things from the picture. I think you labeled it just right. Mother is truly a picture of strength and grace here. She was really happy for me and grateful to be alive and well. You're welcome lady.

Liza's Eyeview said...

Thank you for your kind comment. And you are a very precious photo here as well. Such an inspiring, loving story.

Peculiar said...

Liza,
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. This picture still touches me.

Katie said...

This is such a sweet, beautiful picture of motherhood! I love it!

Katie

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

This is a beautiful photo!! Absolutely beautiful!

Peculiar said...

Katie, thank you for your comment and stopping by. I hope I can look into my daughters' eyes one day this same way on their special day.

Arizona, Thank you ever so much, and thanks for stopping by.