My mom is so beautiful, she could’ve been an air hostess in the 50’s…
My mother is an amazing woman. Not only was she an air hostess in the 50’s, but she was an LDS missionary in the Tongan islands. Later, she married an incredible man and had ten kids. She often says she is grateful to my father for letting her have ten kids. It used to bother me when she would say that. He “let” you? You should be able to have as many kids as you want. It never occurred to me that most men would say “enough already!” Thankfully he didn’t say that since I am, after all, number ten. She now has 5 daughters-in-law, 5 sons-in-law, and 44 grandkids with 2 on the way. All of us owe so much to this singular woman. She is our rock. “She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.” (Proverbs 3:15)
When she had this picture taken, did she have any idea what lay before her? That she would soon meet the love of her life? That she would get a brief adventure in Japan? That she would soon have five children in the space of five years (or something close to it) and then five more? That she would demonstrate the utmost patience while raising 9 children in a three bedroom house until the dream house was finished? Did she know what a wonderful kingdom she would build? Did she know how many people she would influence and who, in turn, would have incredible respect for her?
No, she had no idea. And I think she still likes to downplay her place in this world. But while those of you who know her, reflect on what a wonderful woman she, just look at that beautiful face.