A very special Mother's Day interview and giveaway with Amy Clipston. Thank you Amy for being such a blessing in our lives and letting us into yours this Mother's Day.
Response - My nana passed away when I was a junior in high school, and I wish she could have met my sons. (I also wish she could read my books!) I believe my nana would be proud to see my sons are good, thoughtful, funny young me. I think she'd also be proud of me for raising my sons in the church and working hard to teach them how to be respectful members of society.
When you first learned you going tube a mom what thoughts entered you mind?
Response - I was thrilled, and Hoped and prayed my baby would be deathly. I prayed this prayer fervently when Was pregnant with Matthew because I'd experienced a miscarriage two year before he was born. I was terrified I was going to lose another baby, which why I call Matthew my oracle. He was appropriately born on Good Friday.
What was your favorite Mother's Day gift or action?
Response - My favorite was after Matt was born because I had my two wonderful boys.
Amy. please share a special "proud mom" moment you had with each of your boys. I'm thinking of the Scripture that " Mary kept all these things in her heart" and thought there might be something that even Matt and Zac don't know about.
Response - This year each of my boys has moved me to tears because of their loving and giving hearts. I'm not going to use any name in order to protect their privacy.
One of my sons stood up to a bully by defending another boy who was being harassed. When this bully called the victim horrible names, my son walked up to the bully and gave him a piece of this mind. The bully was stunned silent and left the victim alone. I can't express how proud I am that my child didn't stand by and allow a bully to hurt another child.
My other son was a blessing to his friend when he needed help. His friend was depressed shared while they were talking online that he was thinking of hurting himself. My son texted the other boy's mother and told her he was worried about him. When the issue came up again when my son was with his friend, he listens to his friend talk and even cried with him wile offering him comfort. I had tears in my eyes when my son shared this with me.
I am really proud of my sons for helping others int heir time of need. I believe my sons will continue to be a blessing to others.
Do you have a tradition on Mother's Day (something your husband or kids do for you every year)?
Response - My husband and boys give me gifts and cards, and there is always at least one card fro the cats. Then they take my mom and me out to lunch or dinner. It's fun!