What My Mother Means to Me – by Abby Coughlin

My daughter, Abby, placed 3rd place in our school district writing competition, What My Mother Means to Me, and she was a finalist at the state level. I was overwhelmed with love and appreciation when my husband read it to me on Mother’s Day, with Abby cuddling by my side. I am truly thankful and honored to be the mother of my 3 children.

There are so many things that I could say about my mom, like how beautiful she is and how much fun she is to be around. Sadly I can only tell you three reasons why my mom is so wonderful.

First, she cares about us and always supports us too. I love it when my mom comes and tucks me in, and prays for me when I have a soccer game the next day or if I have a test in school. She is always there to help me.

My Mom also is a spectacular cook. I love it when we get to spend time together making cookies or our homemade strawberry jam.

Finally, she is beautiful inside and out. What makes her beautiful is that she trusts in God, has a wonderful personality and has beautiful eyes and a bright white smile.

Those are my reasons why I love my mom. She means the world to me and I wouldn’t trade her for anything.

(To read another post by Abby, No More Store-Bought Jams – go here. )

25 comments on “What My Mother Means to Me – by Abby Coughlin”

  1. So very precious! You ARE obviously a wonderful mother. Hope your day was extra special.

  2. Oh my word – that is the sweetest post. I love it. You are truly blessed!

  3. Oh, that was so sweet!!!

  4. Oh how precious is the love of our children. It is easy to see why the Bible tells us children are a gift from the Lord. You are one lucky mommy:>)

  5. She is such a blessing. What beautiful words from such a young child.

    Sandy you are a good mom simply because you instilling so much goodness, Godly love and leading by example to your children.

  6. What a sweet tribute she wrote. I loved reading it. You ARE blessed with a loving husband and 3 wonderful kids. Who could ask for more?

    Betty in Oklahoma

  7. That was absolutely beautiful!! Definitely a keeper. Possibly worth of framing.

    Happy Mothers Day!

  8. I meant to comment yesterday but was too tired. That is such a sweet essay.

    I chuckled about the jam. My girls can’t stand store bought jam. Only home made will do!

  9. How blessed you are, Sandy. Those are beautiful words she shared. Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  10. What a beautiful gift!

  11. goosebumps!!

    what a sweet ode to you. i’m sure you deserve every bit of praise you ever receive. :)

  12. Oh my gosh! Those are all extremely precious photos of the women in your life. What an amazing group of women that have prepared the way for your sweet dear Abby. She is blessed to be your daughter, as you were blessed by your mom.
    Hope your mother’s day was absolutely fabulous.

  13. That is so touching!!! My son did one of those fill in the blank cards at school and he said my favorite thing to do was to cook hamburgers! Love that, since I am neither of lover of cooking or a frequent burger maker. It made me smile! :-)

    Happy night!



  14. One word for that , Beautiful!!

    Hope your day was great !

  15. Oh Sandy, you have one sweet girl there :) That would just melt my heart, my little girl does every day too.

    Happy Mothers Day!

  16. oh my…my heart is melting.
    You can feel Abby’s love for you just oozing out of those words.
    What a memorable Mothers Day for you Sandy. So thankful to you for sharing that!
    love j

  17. Sandy- thanks for sharing Abby’s tribute – so precious. I love the post about your mother’s hands. There is something to say about that wonderful bond between mother and daughter, isn’t there!
    Thanks for stopping by – we love to hear from you and see what inspirations you have for us!!

  18. How sweet…and she’s a good writer!

  19. Sandy – How sweet. And how TRUE! Happy Mother’s Day….

  20. You should frame this. Such a sweet post.
    I always make Strawberry Jam every May with my mom and daughter today..traditions are so important to us.

  21. Oh, dear Lord, I’m crying!! How absolutely wonderful!

    As a homeschooler, would it be wrong to assign my kids a “What does your mom mean to you?” essay :-)?

  22. you are blessed…

  23. So very sweet!

  24. Yes, I need tissues as well. What a sweet, sweet post. I can’t think of a better compliment to a mother than this!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for the very sweet comment you left!

  25. Are you providing tissues with this post? This was beautiful, touching and heartwarming!

    I love how she said, “What makes her beautiful is that she trusts in God.” I believe when our children see and recognize this in us, we are doing our job!

    This is truly something to treasure for a lifetime! Thank you for sharing this with us!

    Blessings sweet friend!

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