We had too many wonderful #ParentswithPizazz entries not to share them all with you. These and so many more parents in Abilene have made such an impact on their children and their community. We can’t thank them enough. Check back next week for even more #ParentswithPizazz!
Okay so I’m really not very good with words but when I saw this contest on Facebook something drew me in and I new I had to write in and tell you about my mom. This women needs to be heard about:) My moms name is Kathy Hawk, she is the backbone of our family and really an inspiration to all four of us kids, none of us would be where we are in life with out here positivity, her drive and mostly her love. I’ve always known what a great mom she was but of course I didn’t fully realize it until I had a family of my own. You would think that after your kids have left the house that you parental duties and life lessons would slow down a bit, but what I have learned from her in the last five years is invaluable . She has taught and is still teaching me to go after my dreams, be my very best me , and that nothing is impossible. And do you know how she’s taught me this? This is the exact way she lives her life. This is a woman who knows what she wants. And one of the things she wants is a lasting and connective relationship with each one of her children and grandchildren. You might think that that is easy but its not. As a family we now go to the deep places in our hearts, we talk about issues instead of sweeping them under the rug. We talk about our hurt and pain, and our victories and successes. It has been the most vulnerable and scariest thing we’ve ever done but its been the most rewarding. Our love has gone to new levels. We aren’t scared to talk about the hard things and because of that our relationship and love is deeper and stronger than ever before. She has paved a way for true connection where love flows so freely with no strings and no conditions… For the last seven years my husband has been in and out of the hospital suffering from ulcerative colitis so at times I am a single mom with three kids and the stress of a sick husband. her unselfish love, support and encouragement always gets us through those times. Without her love I don’t know where I would be. I could go on and on and in a hundred different directions but this is what I felt led to share…..
My mom is the strongest most wonderful woman I know. She’s my best friend and this is just a small way of showing her how much I love her.
For the past twenty years, my awesome mom, Wynell LeCroy, the Queen of Christmas, has played host to her large family’s THEME Christmases. Pictured above is 2011’s Safari Christmas; Mom is wearing a red dress from one of her African missionary trips at the first “O”. The consummate teacher, Christmas involves costumes, games, food, and education about and on the theme. What Christmases have we done? French, Texas, Literary, Medieval? Yup. How about Victorian Christmas? Got it. How about Dr. Seuss Christmas? Been there, done that! This woman of endless talents and energy shares the best gift of all each Christmas –and all the other days of the year as well– love.