Judith Lynn Jolly-August 9, 2010

Hero for today, Judith Lynn Jolly-my mother. (Do I really need to say more than that?)
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Exodus 20:12

I find it rather interesting that the first commandment God gave us in regards to human relations was Honour thy father and thy mother. For it is this primary relationship between parent and child that is pivotal in how we relate in all our other relationships, regardless of what that idiotic judge, Vaughn R. Walker, might think or believe. Children need a mother!

So I am going to do what the good book says and honor my mother today. My mother was quite an amazing woman. She, along with my father, at one time was the mother of eight children, most of them being foster children. When I think about that I am often in utter awe of her amazing capacity to love others, her willing spirit and her overall tenacity. She was like no other woman I will ever know.

My mother loved me and I know she loved me. She showed it by taking in a child who would be plagued with seizures of all her life. Even when the doctors thought she was crazy and nothing was wrong with me, she kept going back and making them look at me again until I was diagnosed with epilepsy. She was compassionate and put all her children first.

She was there when I was going through my cancer ordeal. She was there when I had Adonai. She was there at all the important events in my life. I don’t know how I would’ve made it without her. She has been a driving force behind me returning to school. I keep thinking, she did it-so can I. She has been my strongest inspiration and when she was alive my biggest advocate. She always had my back and I still miss her today. To say that child does not need a mother is to slap her in the face and say all she did for me was worthless. How dare you Judge Walker, you should be ashamed of yourself and your mother should spank your behind!

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