But I have had a lot of wonderful other women in my life that have helped mother me. Our world is changing fast and you certainly don't have to limit yourself to one who you thank for these lessons. I can't begin to tell them all but this morning here are a few that stand out:
Aunt Brenda - no doubt has the most energy for her family of anyone I know. She knows just how to scoop up everyone of our kids and treat them like they are her world. She also has stepped in with a hug at just the right times in my life.
Joyce Arterburn (Mrs Art) - she was a dear advisor and friend throughout my college years. She gave me an early example of a lady that kept herself balanced between career and family, keeping her faith evident and serving others. I hope to get back to Lubbock this year and introduce Mike and Wade to her.
Pat Langston - Who would have dreamed my college roommates in laws would have embraced me and made me feel like a part of their family often when my family was far away. I can sit right down with Pat and talk about anything and she is always so positive and supportive.
Teen - My Dads wife of over ten years now. She fills the role of grandmother for Wade and has lifted us up in so many prayers.
So as Wade grows I hope I am there for him...but when I am not, pray he can find some other special ladies to fill the gaps and straighten him out if he needs it!