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This marks the final week of Divine In The Daily’s 5-week guest post series titled Special Mamas! Every Wednesday in May, we’re honoring real-life mamas who have big hearts and stand bold and courageous in their unique mothering roles. Four weeks ago, Jennifer Camp, blogger at You Are My Girls and mother of three, kicked off our series with…

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  • LisaMay 31, 2013 - 1:49 pm

    Thanks so much for the kind words, Kris/Mom/Gma :), Danielle (How are you, mom of 2?! What cuties you have!!!), & Jenny (Mom of 3 now!!! That photo of Maren is so cute!), and for reading our post. Amen to the importance of family, Kris! And, amen to gifts from God and destined to be ours…absolutely, Danielle! And…the beauty that comes with it…amen, Jenny! Lots of amens!!! 🙂 Much love to you three!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny SetterholmMay 31, 2013 - 1:58 am

    This is beautiful Lisa! ReplyCancel

  • Kris Olson KosloskiMay 31, 2013 - 1:01 am

    What a beautiful testimony to the importance of family…however this blessing takes place in our lives! I am so proud of you, Lisa and adore little Jack and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle MickelsonMay 31, 2013 - 12:17 am

    Love to you Lisa. I am so grateful that Jack was delivered into your arms. These children are our little gifts from God and were always destined to be ours though the vessel not our own. Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • LisaMay 30, 2013 - 8:46 am

    I agree, Tom! That Fleur Conkling Heyliger poem is absolutely beautiful and so true. I’m glad you can relate. God is good!ReplyCancel

  • LisaMay 30, 2013 - 8:41 am

    Thanks for reading our post, Nicole. I miss you! I can say the same thing about your post, too. I know you and your husband can relate. God is faithful! Sending hugs right back to you!ReplyCancel

  • Tom BaunsgardMay 29, 2013 - 11:53 pm

    Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone,

    But still miraculously my own.

    Never forget for a single minute:

    You didn’t grow under my heart, but in it.

    Beautiful! I totally understand this! That is how I feel about all three of the kids that God gave me to raise, Susan, Michael and Steven. Thank you God and thank you Rae (RIP). I was blessed again in my second marriage with three young men, Joseph, William and Michael. Thank you Susan! Most of all, thank you Lord for all of these wonderful blessings!

    Thank you Amy for posting this!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Marie NewfieldMay 29, 2013 - 6:15 pm

    No words for how beautiful these words are, Lisa. I will have to read it over again several times to absorb all the meaning. Sending many hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Baunsgard-DetiveauxJune 5, 2013 - 4:00 am

    Ahhh I love this… I’m the one that was blessed though… Dad ❤ReplyCancel

  • Amy B. PedersonMay 30, 2013 - 1:26 am

    How wonderful, Tom! I understand why you can relate so well to this post. You HAVE been blessed! ReplyCancel

This marks week four of Divine In The Daily’s 5-week guest post series titled Special Mamas! Every Wednesday in May, we’re honoring real-life mamas who have big hearts and stand bold and courageous in their unique mothering roles. Three weeks ago, Jennifer Camp, blogger at You Are My Girls and mother of three from Northern California, kicked off our…

This marks week three of Divine In The Daily’s 5-week guest post series titled Special Mamas! Every Wednesday in May, we’re honoring real-life mamas who have big hearts and stand bold and courageous in their unique mothering roles. Two weeks ago, Jennifer Camp, blogger at You Are My Girls and mother of three from Northern California, kicked…

This marks week two of Divine In The Daily’s 5-week guest post series titled Special Mamas! Every Wednesday in May, we’re honoring real-life mamas who have big hearts and stand bold and courageous in their unique mothering roles. Last week, Jennifer Camp, blogger at You Are My Girls and mother of three from Northern California, kicked off our series…

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  • Juamil LezerMay 13, 2013 - 4:57 pm

    She is such and amazing woman! I am so glad that you were able to honor her in this way. ReplyCancel

  • Jane CcokseyMay 9, 2013 - 1:27 pm

    An accurate and well-deserved celebration of a very unique, beautiful woman! I am truly blessed to be one of Tamara’s friends. She inspires me and provokes me to Godliness every time I am with her. Such loveliness!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marty CampoloMay 9, 2013 - 2:31 am

    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. I was just talking about my lively niece to a friend the other day, saying I don’t think I’ve ever met a more lighthearted mom in my life. What a gift to your kids you are!ReplyCancel

  • Edna ThorpeMay 9, 2013 - 2:05 am

    I am so proud and grateful for this presentation of my grandaughter, her husband and wonderful children. I receive real letters in cursive written by my great-grandchildren and this is something I brag about to my frends. Tamare is their teacher as well as their mother.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FemlingMay 9, 2013 - 12:43 am

    Wow! As I read about each child, I was mesmerized by their beauty inside and outside—BEAUTIFUL children in every way! What a beautiful and awesome mama too! You’ve done a wonderful job raising your children. And….. Maurice…don’t sell yourself short. You are part of this beautiful family too and because you are an awesome papa you too are a special blessing! I will never forget how loving and caring your family was to one of my daughters and baby a few years back. You generously offered your help, even though you had several children of your own to take care of. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You are a gift from God! Happy Mother’s Day, Tamara! We need more mamas like you in this world! P.S> Love the photos, Jessica! Beautiful family to photograph! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Melissa ColemanMay 8, 2013 - 11:15 pm

    It’s true, everyone, it’s really all true, and we could say SO much more about our sweet Tamara. This tribute is absolutely deserved (though she would never say so), and I thank God that the author didn’t wait until her eulogy to say it. Tamara is a gift. She is forever positive and looks on the bright side of even the darkest clouds. She instills hope, goodness, and courage in everyone who gets to meet her. Even amidst her own personal tragedies she has agreed with the Lord to minister to those around her instead of pitying herself. Elijah is right on, completely selfless (again, she would never think so). Tam, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it is an unspeakable blessing to walk out life with you! Love you, girl.ReplyCancel

  • Steve ConnellyMay 8, 2013 - 9:51 pm

    Very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Padgett RichardsonMay 8, 2013 - 5:48 pm

    Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • VickiMay 8, 2013 - 3:14 pm

    What a lovely tribute! Happy Mothers Day!ReplyCancel

  • Mary DaviesMay 8, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    Tamara is my niece. I visited her in Kenya in 1995, where she was a student missionary. She was aglow, and not just with her silver and gold coloring! I felt I could see the light of God in her, as did the people around her. I’ve never forgotten it.ReplyCancel

    • AmyMay 8, 2013 - 1:25 pm

      Mary, I know exactly what you mean. Tamara has a glow about her that is very unique. Like our pastor said a couple weeks ago, one of the best compliments you can offer a Christian is that you see God through them. I’ve only met a few women in my lifetime that have exhibited that sure presence, Tamara is one.ReplyCancel

  • Dara ApolloniMay 13, 2013 - 8:12 pm
  • Amy B. PedersonMay 9, 2013 - 10:04 pm

    Good point…this family wouldn’t be complete without the leadership of Maurice!ReplyCancel

  • Amy B. PedersonMay 9, 2013 - 10:03 pm

    Marty, you’re so right about Tamara being lighthearted. She is clearly gifted for her role of mama of seven. I remember one time the older boys had been away with their grandpa for some days. When they came back, I asked how it had been to have fewer kids at home. I’ll always remember Tamara’s response…she said she felt most at peace when ALL of her kids were at home and in their normal routine. To me, the fact that the house felt MORE peaceful to her with ALL the kids there rather than just a few was a sign she was meant to fulfill this special role. ReplyCancel

  • Nancy HickmanMay 9, 2013 - 6:18 am

    I loved reading Amy’s blog about Tamara and her family too, Carol. The children’s comments were so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Marty CampoloMay 9, 2013 - 2:33 am

    I meant to say lovely although she is lively as well!ReplyCancel

Today, Divine In The Daily launches a 5-week guest post series titled Special Mamas! Every Wednesday in May, we’ll honor real-life mamas who have big hearts and stand bold and courageous in their unique mothering roles.  I’m delighted to kick off the Special Mamas series with a guest post from Jennifer. Jennifer is a sweet woman…

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  • […] Last week, Jennifer Camp, blogger at You Are My Girls and mother of three from Northern California, kicked off our series with a guest post titled When Mothers Cry Rescue. […]ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Hill TaylorMay 3, 2013 - 9:13 pm

    Well, Jennifer Johnson Camp, you wrote words that spoke directly to my heart. Like this: “Oh, mothers, let’s lay it down. Let’s lay down our need for control, our desire to be right, our quest to fill up our kids because we, ourselves, need to be filled. Let us be filled first, and let that be what overflows. Let us be filled first so we are strengthened in our weakness, emboldened to stay and rest rather than run. Let us be filled first so that in our being rescued we don’t run, we stay.”ReplyCancel

  • Dolly LeeMay 2, 2013 - 11:30 pm

    Love my friend Jennifer Johnson Camp’s wise words to parent in the present because God is present with us.ReplyCancel

  • Pamela Cessna KuhnMay 1, 2013 - 11:34 pm

    I used to think when my children were out of their teenage years I would hang up my mother’s hat. But my 20 year old and 29 year old still needs me. And I need to still live in the Right Now. Thank you for helping to make that clear today when I need it most. Sympathizing with disappointments is hard on a mother, but regardless, the joy is in the mothering right here…today.ReplyCancel

  • VickiMay 1, 2013 - 3:43 pm

    This so spoke to my heart today. I often overwhelm myself worrying about the future that I miss out on the right now. Thank you for the beautiful reminder to be in the right now. <3ReplyCancel

    • AmyMay 1, 2013 - 4:55 pm

      Vicki, isn’t that the truth? So glad Jennifer’s words spoke to you today.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferMay 1, 2013 - 2:22 pm

    (response to Elodie)
    Elodie, I am so thrilled, sister. Oh, we just need to hear Him telling us this, sometimes. And again. 🙂 Bless you. We are just not alone, in the right now. So thankful for that!ReplyCancel

  • Elodie RansleyMay 1, 2013 - 2:04 pm

    I am not kidding you, I literally just had this conversation an hour ago. “Tell me, tell me . . . ” And you did tell me and I did need so badly to hear it. And it was like someone applied some sort of soothing balm to the parts of me that were raw and splitting open. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • […] For the rest of this post, come on over to my friend Amy’s place, where she is beginning a special series about moms. I am so excited about it! […]ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Johnson CampMay 4, 2013 - 12:05 am

    I was speaking to my heart, too! So glad to be here, with you, Kristin.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Johnson CampMay 4, 2013 - 12:03 am

    Thank you, Dolly!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Johnson CampMay 2, 2013 - 5:15 am

    Pamela, oh, your wisdom . . .I need to hang out with you! I love your heart, and I am blessed by your desire to be present, to love your children where they are, no matter their age! Love this. Thank you.ReplyCancel

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