THIS is a beautiful woman

This is my mother…
She has never been on the cover of a magazine, and most likely never will.  But she IS beautiful!  She doesn’t color her hair, wear makeup (with the exception of maybe mascara 3 times a year) or own any designer clothes.  But this woman has made hundreds of pies from scratch, made thousands of healthy meals for her husband and children (at times with quite limited supplies) and folded tens of thousands of loads of laundry.  She has driven countless miles toting her children to and from piano lessons, dance lessons, sports practice and church youth group.  She has taught her three children how to read, write, balance a checkbook, prepare dinner, plant a garden, and generally how to be confident, well rounded human beings.  She is now helping to teach most of these things to her eight grandchildren.  She has been faithful, loving and devoted to her husband (my Dad) for over 35 years.
She is my mother and she is beautiful!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you BEAUTIFUL women!


  1. Gosh. I am welling up!!!

  2. and she raised one of my best friends, so I am thinking she is a pretty good momma!!!

  3. This is definitely calorie free but full of sweetness!!! Happy mother's day to you and your beautiful mom and thanks for all your hard work and efforts in allowing all of us to enjoy all your yummy recipes!

  4. Wow, this is lovely. I so adore your blog and your mom looks so warm and happy. Happy Mother's Day and thank you for sharing.

  5. What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing yourself and her with us 🙂 Happy Mother's Day to you!

  6. This post is a wonderful Mother's day gift for your mom:)

  7. What a wonderful, wonderful post!! Happy mothers day! (Mother's Day is in March in the UK)

  8. She is indeed. What an uplifting post. I too have somewhat moist eyes.

  9. That's really lovely.

  10. So touching indeed! Your mother looks fantastic! Happy mother's day 🙂

  11. Stunning! Both you and your mom! 🙂
    Have a blessed, sweet Mother's Day!


  12. I agree with you — she is beautiful! Sounds like she is a wonderful mother! Happy Mother's Day to you! Joni

  13. Your tribute to your mom caught my eye and I was hooked. Then I looked at your blog and drooled all over the place. Your posts are beautifully presented. I'm your newest follower.

  14. Enjoy every minute with her, you have a jewel!

  15. Aww, what a sweet post!
    God bless. X

  16. That is one of the most touching tributes I've seen !! Blessings to your mom, you and your family and Happy Mothers Day!

  17. I have tears in my eyes. God bless your mom, she really seems like everything a mother ought to be and much more. So, so sweet!
    I lost my mom two years ago but I hold on to all the wonderful memories and never forget that I am who I am thanks to her. Your beautiful post reminded me of just how much it's so true!!!
    Hail all our mothers. Happy Mother's Day and thanks so much for sharing.

  18. You are so right – she is beautiful!

  19. I think this is the best post a daughter could write for her Mother! beautiful!

  20. Sí que lo es! And those were beautiful words for beautiful woman!
    Happy Mother's Day!

  21. What a wonderful tribute to your Mom! Have a great Mother's Day!

  22. Such a beautiful post Glory.
    Wishing you and your Mum a wonderful day tomorrow.

  23. Glory what a beautiful tribute to your Mama. I hope you both share a wonderful day today. Bless.


  24. It's so refreshing to hear nice things about great mothers. Sounds like my mom and the way she raised my brothers and sister. Thanks for sharing!

  25. I love your post!

    Have a nice day

  26. happy mother's day glory:-) and this post is such a lovely ode to your mother:-)

  27. Your mom is beautiful and I am grateful to her for raising up such a great friend for me, in you! Happy Mother's Day!!!

  28. what a sweet testimony to your mom

  29. I love this Glory! Your mom IS awesome and I'm so glad that I have been blessed with meeting her. I also think that you are just as amazing as she is!
    Love you!

  30. Yes, we truely are blessed to have a very beautiful mom. I love her so much, and I love you so much.

  31. Wow, there need to be more women in the world like your mother…and men like your father who love women like your mother. You are truly blessed.

  32. I am completely sure about this girl, she is so beautiful and she looks so sweet

  33. What an awesome post, Glory. You are lucky to have such a fabulous mom.

  34. That is so sweet. What a beautiful tribute to your mum. She made no mistake in naming you Gloria-all the treats you make r always GLORIOUS!!!

  35. Hi Gloria,
    I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years and I’m a big fan of it and of you and your work.
    Although I also read many other amazing blogs, yet I’ve never ever commented on any post in any blog before till I read this post…
    Your words really touch me and bring tears to my eyes; although I live in another country and I’m from a totally different culture..
    Just want to tell you how much I admired your words..
    You are blessed for having such a mother as well as she is blessed for having such a daughter..
    Kind regards and love from Egypt,
    Lydia Galal

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