All We Can Ask of Any Mama

Gold Brush Stroke

It must have been lonely—those long days of caring for little ones. No Internet. No cell phones. Few neighbors. Just Mama, Daddy and us six. And early on, Dad was often gone for work.


It had to have been hard. Six children in 9 years. But what my mama did was pour her life into us.

She wasn’t perfect, but she gave us the best upbringing money couldn’t by—because there wasn’t much (money that is).

She gardened to give us good food. Canned so we could buy clothes instead of food. Laundered, cooked, cut hair, scrubbed floors, made shakes on hot days, helped unload hay, fed calves, made cookies and homemade candy, and still somehow found a few minutes to play with us. (Games are important, you know.)

She didn’t go out with the girls—no time; or buy herself a new wardrobe–no money. She even had to drag us with her to the Warehouse for groceries—no one to watch us. 

Mom and Dad scrimped and saved, schemed and went without so that we’d have wonderful gifts in celebration of  Jesus’ birthday.

What Mama did was give her children all her love. 

Isn’t that all we can ask of any mama? 

“Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many woman do noble things, but you surpass them all” (Proverbs 31:28-29).

Q4U: What is one thing that your mama did for or with her children that you’d like to emulate (or have emulated) with your own? 


Linking with Lisa-Jo where a group of us write uninhibited for 5 minutes on a given topic. It is a wonderful exercise in letting the words flow. Click the button to check out more posts or consider linking up yourself. Today’s topic is “What mama did.”

Five Minute Friday

By His Grace,



  1. Dawn Whitmore on February 22, 2013 at 11:51 am

    My Momma gave unconditional love and I hope that I emulated with my girl.

  2. Jessica Stanton on February 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Your mom sounds wonderful.
    My mom, she got excited for us over the small things. Because it was Friday and no more school till Monday. Because it was summer break and we didn’t have to worry about homework for three months. Because we sold M&Ms to earn our way to camp and even earned back the deposit so we had money to spend at the camp store.

    • Julie Sunne on February 22, 2013 at 12:45 pm

      How fun, Jessica! What a great attribute to strive to emulate.

  3. Brent Peterson on May 1, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    My mom taught us the value of respect for all people. She still does!

    • Julie Sunne on May 2, 2013 at 9:19 am

      Such an important principle, Brent. Gotta love our moms!

Leave a Comment

Julie Sunne

Hello, I'm Julie, an imperfect wife and mother of four. Life in this broken world is not always easy. Yet, joy can be found in each day through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I find it's easy for our day's blessings to get lost in its happenings. But God's "mercies never end" (Lamentations 3:22) and His "grace is sufficient" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

May the posts and pages on this site offer you a measure of peace and encouragement.

Search the Blog


25 spotlight bible verses
Maintain Godly Focus!

Are you struggling to maintain godly focus in the mess of each day's living? Do you too easily find yourself worrying about circumstances instead of trusting in God's promises? If you answered yes, why not download my ebook. It's filled with 25 power verses with space for personal reflection to help you maintain godly focus, no matter what situations arise.

(Privacy policy: Don't worry, your information is safe you can unsubscribe at any time.)

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

New Book, Just Released!

Sometimes I Forget by Julie Sunne